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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Wheeling man sentenced for drug charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Timothy E. Billups, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 15 months incarceration for distributing cocaine near a playground, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Billups, age 26, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location” in February 2018. Billups admitted to selling cocaine near the Jensen playground in June 2017 in Ohio County. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 
 
U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 22, 2018