Feds say Wheeling man sold crack near West Virginia Northern Community College

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Bag of crack cocaine ready for testing in the lab.

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Devon Alexander Bertram, of Wheeling, West Virginia, is facing drug charges, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Bertram, also known as “VON,” 31, was indicted on two counts of “Distribution of Cocaine Base within 1000 Feet of a Protected Location.” Bertram is accused of selling cocaine base or “crack” near West Virginia Northern Community College in April 2019 and near The Linsly School in March 2020 in Ohio County.

Walker faces at least one and up to 40 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $2,000,000 for each count. 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.


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Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn M. Adkins is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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