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Wheeling woman pleads guilty to cocaine trafficking

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Jessica Carrie Estep, 30, of Wheeling, pled guilty to cocaine trafficking today in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

In late 2015, Estep conspired with other individuals to possess and sell cocaine in Ohio County, West Virginia. She pled guilty today to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine Base.” She faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000. 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 Randy Bernard prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert presided.

Updated April 5, 2016

Drug Trafficking