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Wheeling, WV woman sentenced for heroin, cocaine, and painkiller trafficking

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Amanda Caretti, 24, of Wheeling, was sentenced today to twelve months and one day in prison for her role in a drug trafficking scheme involving heroin, cocaine, and oxycodone, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Throughout 2014, Caretti conspired with other individuals to possess and distribute heroin, cocaine, and oxycodone in Marshall and Ohio Counties in West Virginia. She pled guilty in September 2015 to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Schedule I and Schedule II Controlled Substances.”

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.

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

Updated January 8, 2016

Drug Trafficking