WHEELING, WV - A Pittsburgh man accused of supplying large amounts of heroin to Wetzel County has been indicted by a federal grand jury, according to United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld, II.
Damon Rashad Reese, 25, has been charged with conspiracy to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin between January and May 2013.
Reese, who is known as Mac, is also charged with two counts of use of a telephone to facilitate distribution of heroin.
In addition to Reese, two others were indicted as part of the same investigation, Ihlenfeld said.
Kimberly Lynn Nelson, 30, and Matthew Scott Hedrick, 32, both of New Martinsville, also face the felony charge of conspiracy to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin, along with a separate count of aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute heroin.
According to Ihlenfeld, it is alleged that Nelson and Hedrick traveled regularly to Pittsburgh to acquire heroin from Reese and then returned to Wetzel County to redistribute the drug.
Each of the defendants face a sentence of 5 to 40 years in prison. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the criminal history, if any, of each defendant.
The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard and was investigated by the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigations.
Reese, Nelson and Hedrick are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.