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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wheeling man sentenced for oxycodone, cocaine trafficking

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Lucas N. High, 37, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced in federal today for his role in a prescription painkiller distribution operation based in the Ohio Valley, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

An investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, revealed that High utilized phone calls and text messages to facilitate the distribution of oxycodone and cocaine as part of a painkiller distribution network led by Brian Schultz, 38, of Triadelphia, West Virginia.

High pled guilty in August 2014 to one count of “Conspiracy to Use a Telephone System to Facilitate the Distribution of Controlled Substances.” He was sentenced today to three years of probation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John Parr prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

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

Updated January 8, 2016