Bennie Kyle, 60, of Fairmont, West Virginia, pled guilty to cocaine trafficking today in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Kyle sold cocaine base in June 2015 near Fairmont State University in Marion County, West Virginia. He pled guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base within 1,000 feet of a Protected Location.” He faces between one and forty years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Three Rivers Drug Task Force investigated.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Editor’s Note: The information above is directly from a press release from the Office of the United States Attorney, Northern District of West Virginia.

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