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

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Wheeling man sentenced for heroin distribution

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Rainell Peter Freeman, 25, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced to 15 months incarceration for distributing heroin, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Freeman, also known as “Kelly,” sold heroin in March 2015 and April 2016 in Wheeling, West Virginia. He pled guilty to two counts of “Distribution of Heroin” in December 2016.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Perri prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. presided.

Drug Trafficking
Updated February 14, 2017