District Judge Stamp Sentences Two on Federal Drug Charges

U.S. District Judge Frederick Stamp on Monday sentenced Malcom Tyler to 10 years in prison for conspiring to deal prescription drugs in Wheeling and Charles Wilkes to nearly six years for selling crack cocaine.

U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld said Stamp also sentenced Tyler, 36 of Detroit, to three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone in the Wheeling area from late 2011 to the spring of 2012.

Tyler admitted to being a source of supply of painkillers for a Wheeling-area drug dealer, who then redistributed the pills locally. He was remanded to the custody of U.S. Marshals pending designation to a federal prison.

Ihlenfeld said as a result of this conviction, Tyler violated the terms of his state parole and will face additional prison time in Michigan once he has completed his federal sentence.

In addition to the jail time, Stamp sentenced Wilkes, 28, of Wheeling, to six years of supervised release for distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of the Heritage Port Playground.

Both cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard and were investigated by the Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.