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Wheeling Man Sentenced In Painkiller Distribution Ring

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

1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Tara Tighe, Public Affairs Specialist

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Steven L. Namack, 65, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for selling oxycodone as part of a prescription painkiller and cocaine distribution operation, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced.

During an investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, Namack was discovered in May 2013 selling oxycodone pills. He pled guilty in September 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 7, 2015