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Wheeling woman sentenced for distributing methamphetamine

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA –Lauren Hedges, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 30 months incarceration for distributing methamphetamine near a school, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Hedges, age 26, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location” in March 2019. Hedges admitted to distributing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of Wheeling Central Catholic High School in November 2018. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the West Virginia State Police; and the Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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

Updated June 17, 2019

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