Two Ohio Valley men have been convicted in a heroin distribution operation that spanned from Pittsburgh to locations in West Virginia and Ohio.
Joseph P. McKee, 25, of Wheeling, and Jeff R. Andlinger, 34, of Benwood, West Virginia were convicted of heroin trafficking in federal court, according to United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II.
According to Ihlenfeld, the defendants each participated in a drug distribution network in which heroin was transported from Pittsburgh to locations in West Virginia and Ohio for redistribution and sale.
Andlinger sold heroin in January 2015 near a public elementary school in Marshall County and pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Heroin within 1,000 feet of a Protected Location.” He faces between one and forty years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000,000.
McKee conspired to possess and sell heroin in Marshall and Ohio Counties in West Virginia. He pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Heroin.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.