Wetzel County residents admit their roles in drug distribution operation in Wetzel, Tyler


    Wilson Longwell, of Littleton, and Haley Weigle, of New Martinsville, have admitted to their roles in a methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin distribution operation that spanned multiple states.

    Longwell, 27, pled guilty in Federal Court on Wednesday to one count of possession with intent to deliver, and to conspiring with others to distribute methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and cocaine base from 2016 to April 2018 in Wetzel County and other locations in the southern district of West Virginia, Ohio, and Georgia.

    Weigle, 25, pled guilty to one count of aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute heroin, and to distributing heroin in June 2017 in Wetzel County.

    Longwell and Weigle each face up to 20 years’ incarceration and a fine of up to $1 million.

    Meanwhile, 20-year-old Tysaun A. Pugh, of Wheeling, admitted distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet of a protected location.

    He sold it near Jensen Playground in January 2018 in Ohio County.

    Pugh faces up 40 years’ incarceration and a fine of up to $2 million.

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