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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wheeling Man Sentenced For Sale Of Cocaine, Painkillers


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WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Adam W. Barnes, 40, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced to 46 months in prison for his role in a painkiller and cocaine distribution ring, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Barnes pled guilty in September 2014 to one count of “Conspiracy to Use a Telephone System to Facilitate the Distribution of Controlled Substances” after an investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative.

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