Painkiller Distribution Leader to Serve More Than 8 Years


United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced Thursday Brian Schultz, 38, of Triadelphia was sentenced to 97 months in prison for coordinating and operating a Detroit, Mich. to Wheeling, W.Va. prescription painkiller and cocaine distribution ring.

Drug enforcement authorities said Schultz orchestrated an extensive network of associates to redistribute prescription pills throughout the Ohio Valley.

He obtained large quantity of pills from groups in Detroit.

Schultz admitted to his role in distributing oxycodone, cocaine, and buprenorphine in November 2014. 

Schultz was also ordered Thursday to forfeit approximately $70,000 and to pay a money judgment of $30,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John Parr prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp presided. 

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


More Video

Ohio Lottery

Don't Miss

Trending Stories

More Top News

WTRF 7News Twitter