WHEELING, W. Va. — An Ohio native has entered a guilty plea to federal drug crimes in Wheeling.

Jewan Kyle, 28, of Cleveland, Ohio, was convicted Tuesday of distributing heroin near Bloch Playground on Wheeling Island.

Kyle, who has multiple prior felony drug convictions, was charged with one count of distribution of heroin within 1000 feet of a protected location after an investigation by the Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative. 

The Task Force is comprised of the West Virginia State Police, the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department, the Wheeling Police Department, and the DEA. 

Kyle, who will remain in custody pending sentencing, faces between 1 and 40 years in prison and fine of up to $2,000,000.00.

U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld, II prosecuted the case on behalf of the government and Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp presided.

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