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Ferretti Convicted On Drug Charges

By Staff | Jul 8, 2015

Marshall County, West Virginia resident Dennis Ferretti, 37, originally of Wenonah, New Jersey, was convicted Wednesday, June 24, of prescription painkiller trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Throughout 2014 and 2014, Ferretti conspired with other individuals to possess and distribute oxycodone in Wetzel and Marshall Counties in West Virginia. He pled guilty to one count of “Drug Conspiracy – Oxycodone.” He faces between up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod Douglas prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the West Virginia State Police let the investigation.

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

“This makes five federal convictions from Wetzel County in the last few months,” Prosecuting Attorney Timothy Haught stated to the public via his office’s Facebook page.

“Thanks to information provided by Wetzel County citizens, the New Martinsville Police Department and the Wetzel County Sheriff’s Office, the fifth person involved in a prescription pill ring operating in Wetzel and Marshall County, West Virginia has pled guilty in Federal Court,” Haught said, additionally expressing appreciation to the West Virginia State Polcie Bureau of Criminal Investigation for “their excellent work in this case” and the “assistance from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Wheeling.”

Ferretti’s conviction came just a bit over a week after the conviction of Jamie Alexander Jones, 28, of Pine Grove, West Virginia. Jones was convicted June 16 of oxycodone trafficking.

Jones was discovered in Wetzel County, West Virginia in possession of oxycodone in late 2014 during the course of an investigation by the West Virginia State Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Jones pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod Douglas prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

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