Wheeling man sentenced for drug charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Lewis Smith, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 51 months of incarceration for selling cocaine near a local school, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Smith, also known as “Duck,” 51, pleaded guilty in April 2021 to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base within 1000 feet of a Protected Location.” Smith admitted to selling cocaine base or “crack” near St. Michael Parish School in January 2018 in Ohio County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Clayton J. Reid prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

 

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