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Wheeling Resident Enters Plea To Cocaine Charge

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: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - A 32 year old Wheeling, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty on January 23, 2013, in United States District Court in Wheeling before Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that ANTON DRAKE entered a plea of guilty to “Distribution of Cocaine” on September 20, 2011, in Benwood, West Virginia. At the time of this distribution, DRAKE was on Federal supervised release and as part of his plea has admitted to violations of his supervised release and will serve a sentence of 12 months and 1 day consecutive to any sentence he receives on the current charge. DRAKE, who is on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a
$1,000,000 fine.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John C. Parr and investigated by the Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the Wheeling Police Department, the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department, the West Virginia State Police, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Updated January 7, 2015