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Wheeling woman admits to drug conspiracy

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Samantha Frost, of Wheeling, West Virginia, has admitted to her involvement in a drug trafficking conspiracy, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Frost, age 38, pleaded guilty today to one count of "Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Cocaine Hydrochloride within 1000 feet of a Protected Location.” Frost admitted to working with others to sell cocaine hydrochloride, also known as “coke,” near North Park Apartments in Ohio County in January 2020.

Frost faces at least one and up to 40 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $2,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn M. Adkins is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, which includes the Drug Enforcement Administration, West Virginia State Police, the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wheeling Police Department, investigated. The Belmont County Sheriff’s Office and the St. Clairsville Police Department assisted.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Mazzone presided.

Updated March 8, 2022

Drug Trafficking