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Youngstown man admits to trafficking cocaine

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Dennis Lee Artis, of Youngstown, Ohio admitted today to distributing cocaine, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Artis, age 52, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.” Artis admitted to selling cocaine near Allison Elementary School in Hancock County on April 5, 2017.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Hancock/Brooke/Weirton Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 
Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. presided.

Updated September 5, 2017

Drug Trafficking