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Wetzel man pleads guilty to selling heroin

WHEELING — A Wetzel County man has admitted to selling heroin, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia said.

Caleb McCune, 24, of New Martinsville, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the distribution of heroin in proximity to a protected location, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell said. McCune admitted to working with another to sell heroin in April near Bruce Park in Wetzel County, Powell said.

McCune faces up to 40 years incarceration and a fine of up to $2 million. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant, Powell said.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert H. McWilliams Jr. is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Marshall County Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the West Virginia State Police investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Mazzone presided.

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