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Wheeling man sentenced for drug charge

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Devon Alexander Bertram, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced to 15 months of incarceration for a drug charge, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Bertram, also known as “VON,” 31, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base within 1000 Feet of a Protected Location” in January 2021. Bertram admitted to selling cocaine base or “crack” near The Linsly School in March 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 April 13, 2021

Drug Trafficking