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Wheeling man sentenced to 10 years for drug charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Sylvester Eugene Walker, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 120 months of incarceration for drug charges, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Walker, 28, pleaded guilty in May 2021 to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base within 1000 Feet of a Protected Location” and one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base.” Walker admitted to selling cocaine base near Wheeling Central Catholic High School on January16, 2020 and selling cocaine base on January 20, 2020 in Ohio County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn M. Adkins prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.


Updated August 19, 2021

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