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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 9, 2015

Vienna man sentenced for participating in drug distribution ring

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Timothy A. Fields, 38, of Vienna, West Virginia, was sentenced to 72 months in federal prison with 3 years supervised release.

Bennett pleaded guilty in October 2014, to participating in a marijuana and cocaine distribution ring operating in and around Parkersburg, West Virginia and Belpre, Ohio. He admitted to receiving drugs through the mail, distributing the drugs and delivering or wiring cash proceeds at the direction of another party.

Between October 2013 and April 2014, task for officers from the Washington County Major Crimes Task Force (Ohio) and the Parkersburg Narcotics and Violent Crimes Task Force made multiple controlled purchases of marijuana and cocaine from Fields and other members of the distribution ring.

The investigation was conducted by the Internal Revenue Service, Parkersburg Narcotics and Violent Crimes Task Force and Washington County Major Crimes Task Force

United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver imposed the sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks handled the prosecution of this case.

Updated January 13, 2015