Wheeling man sentenced for cocaine trafficking near playground


A Wheeling man was sentenced to 46 months in prison for cocaine trafficking.

Cornelius Johnson, Jr., 38 repeatedly sold crack cocaine throughout 2014 in Ohio County.

Johnson reportedly sold cocaine on multiple occasions near Wilson Playground in Wheeling. He pled guilty in June 2015 to Four counts of “Use of a Telephone to Facilitate the Distribution of Cocaine Base,” four counts of “Distribution of Cocaine Base within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location,” one count of “Maintaining a Drug Involved Premises,” and one count of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.”

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