Ohio man admits to selling cocaine

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WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Antonio Mario Hall, of Cleveland, Ohio, has admitted to a drug charge, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced.

Hall, age 29, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Cocaine Base.” Hall admitted to selling cocaine in Ohio County in January 2020.

Hall faces up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000. 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.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Shawn M. Adkins and Clayton J. Reid are prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, which includes the Drug Enforcement Administration, West Virginia State Police, the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wheeling Police Department, investigated. The U.S. Marshal Service, Columbus Police Department Gang Crimes Unit, the Martins Ferry Police Department, and the Bellaire Police Department also assisted.

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

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