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Wheeling man sentenced for cocaine distribution

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – A Wheeling, West Virginia man was sentenced today to 32 months incarceration for cocaine distribution, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Sylvester “Sly” Walker, age 24, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base Within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location” in August 2017. He admitted to distributing cocaine near Luau Manor in Ohio County on January 25, 2017.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated December 5, 2017

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