East Liverpool Man Faces 40 Years in Prison After Being Convicted on Drug Charges
EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio -
An East Liverpool man has been convicted of distributing heroin in Hancock County and faces up to 40 years in prison.
On Wednesday, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld announced that Marcel D. Weaver, 29, entered a plea of guilty before to the distribution heroin within 1,000 feet of Allison Elementary School in Chester, West Virginia.
Authorities said Weaver was part of a conspiracy to distribute heroin and other drugs in Hancock County and elsewhere between August and December of 2013.
Weaver faces up to forty years in prison, a $2 million fine and six years of supervised release.
The case was investigated by the Hancock Brooke-Weirton Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force
It began with a tip provided by the Youngstown, Ohio, office of the Drug Enforcement Administration.