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August 31, 2017  
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Ohio man sentenced to 7 years in federal prison for leading heroin distribution ring

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – David McShan, 39, of Steubenville, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 74 months in prison and eight years of supervised release for his role in running a Steubenville-area heroin-trafficking ring.

McShan and his brother, Frederick A. McShan, 37, were each convicted following a weeklong jury trial in March.

Specifically, Frederick McShan was convicted of one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin, 12 counts of possession with intent to distribute heroin and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. David McShan was also convicted of one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin and one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin.

Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Timothy J. Plancon, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Detroit Division of the DEA, Angela L. Byers, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane M. Hanlin and members of the Jefferson County Drug Task Force and the Hancock-Brooke-Weirton Drug Task Force announced the sentence handed down today by Chief U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr.

According to court documents and testimony, the McShan brothers helped lead a drug organization that was responsible for street-level heroin sales in Steubenville, Ohio, Weirton, West Virginia, Wheeling, West Virginia. and Bellaire, Ohio.

A yearlong investigation in this case by local, state and federal law enforcement culminated in the seizure of eight firearms, three vehicles and approximately $110,000 of narcotics proceeds.

Seven co-defendants in this case have pled guilty and been sentenced. They include:

  • Donae F. Grier, 38, of Irving, Texas, who was sentenced to 60 months in prison;
  • Christopher J. Bishop, 32, of Weirton, W.Va., who was sentenced to 120 months in prison;
  • Kerris D. Moncrease, 32, of Weirton, W.Va., who was sentenced to 42 months in prison;
  • Perrier D. Coleman, 21, of Steubenville, Ohio, who was sentenced to 15 months in prison;
  • Terrence L. Smith, 27, of Steubenville, Ohio, who was sentenced to 87 months in prison;
  • Michael K. Greathouse, 25, of Steubenville, Ohio, who was sentenced to 100 months in prison and
  • Erica L. Jury, 37, of Steubenville, Ohio, who was sentenced to time served.

                                                               
Frederick McShan is scheduled for sentencing on October 12 at 1:30 p.m.


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