Cameron Coach Faces Drug Charge

WHEELING – The Marshall County Drug Task Force arrested a Cameron school employee and another suspect Thursday after they were indicted earlier this week by a federal grand jury on charges of drug distribution.

U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II said Amanda Allison, 26, of Cameron and Tyler Jay Hoyle, 22, of Waynesburg, Pa., were charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin from January to April 6 in Cameron. Allison was also charged with three counts of illegal use of a telephone to facilitate the distribution of heroin, two counts of distribution of heroin and one count of distribution of oxycodone.

Marshall County Schools Superintendent Fred Renzella confirmed Thursday that Allison is an employee of the school system. He said Allison coaches Cameron’s junior varsity girls’ basketball team and has worked as a substitute teacher.

Renzella had no further comment, noting that the board of education has not received official notification of Allison’s arrest.

The federal indictment seeks the forfeiture of $7,500 and $3,100 seized in the investigation, which constitutes proceeds from the alleged drug activity.

Both suspects made their initial appearance in court Thursday. Allison was released with conditions, and Hoyle was remanded to custody pending a detention hearing.