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Wheeling woman pleads guilty to heroin trafficking

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Angel Rae Klein, 27, of Wheeling, pled guilty today to heroin trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Klein possessed and sold heroin throughout late 2014 and early 2015 in Ohio County, West Virginia. In several instances, Klein sold heroin that contained fentanyl.

Klein pled guilty today to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Fentanyl.” 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.

U.S. Attorney William J Ihlenfeld, II, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Bernard are prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. presided.

Updated June 2, 2016

Drug Trafficking