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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 2, 2015

Wheeling, WV woman sentenced for selling cocaine

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Krista Dennis, 28, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 11 months in prison for selling crack cocaine near a protected location, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced.

An investigation by the Benwood, West Virginia Police Department, the Marshall County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, and the Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force revealed that Dennis sold crack cocaine in July 2014 within 1,000 feet of a protected location. Both task forces are HIDTA-funded initiatives.

Dennis pled guilty in December 2014 to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base Near a Protected Location.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert McWilliams is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

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

Updated January 8, 2016