WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Authorities from Ohio and Marshall Counties in West Virginia recovered large quantities of prescription painkillers and United States currency today when they arrested Suhip E. Ebrahim, 26, of Bridgeport, West Virginia, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.
Officers from the Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and the Marshall County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, both HIDTA-funded initiatives, allegedly discovered Ebrahim in the Wheeling area in possession of nearly 600 oxycodone pills and in excess of $100,000 in United States currency.
Following his arrest, Ebrahim made an initial appearance in federal court today before U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert. He is currently being held without bond.
Ebrahim is named in a federal criminal complaint charging him with “Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone.” A complaint is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Two other defendants were also arrested today. They are facing charges in state court.