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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 12, 2015

Wheeling man sentenced in painkiller distribution network

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Wheeling man sentenced in painkiller distribution network

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Derick Namack, 39, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for selling oxycodone in a painkiller distribution network 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 Namack’s involvement in a painkiller distribution network led by 38-year-old Triadelphia, West Virginia resident Brian Schultz. Namack pled guilty in June 2014 to one count of “Distribution of Oxycodone.”

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 13, 2015