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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 22, 2014

Ohio Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Selling Heroin In Parkersburg

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – An Ohio man who distributed heroin in Parkersburg, West Virginia in 2013 was sentenced today to seven years in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Marion Alonvo Felder, 30, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, previously pleaded guilty in May of 2014 to distribution of heroin.

On three occasions in September and October 2013, Felder sold heroin to an informant working with police in Parkersburg.  Felder admitted coming to Parkersburg from Marion, Ohio in early 2013 to sell heroin.  Felder’s case was part of a larger investigation into heroin being brought from Chicago, Illinois and Marion, Ohio to be sold in and around Parkersburg. 

The Parkersburg Police Department and the Washington County, Ohio Major Crimes Task Force conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks is in charge of the prosecution.  The sentence was imposed by United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr.

Updated January 7, 2015