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    Ohio native, Galen Steele sentenced in Fayette County after Heroin, Fentanyl, Crack Cocaine, Marijuana discovered in vehicle

    By Lootpress Staff,

    28 days ago
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    FAYETTEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Ohio native, Galen Steele has been sentenced to prison following the discovery of Heroin, Fentanyl, Crack Cocaine, Marijuana, and other substances during a traffic stop in the Fayette County area.

    According to the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of Fayette County, on May 7, 2021, a vehicle travelling on Route 19 in the Fayetteville area was stopped by a Fayetteville Police officer. The vehicle was reportedly driving erratically and speeding.

    Officers noted the scent of marijuana coming from within the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Galen Steele, while the passenger inside the vehicle was identified as Ashley McCree.

    An investigation was conducted, and officers discovered several illicit substances inside the vehicle, including Heroin, Fentanyl, Crack Cocaine, and Marijuana.

    Many of these substances had been concealed inside a cooler and drink mixer which had also been discovered inside the vehicle. Located in close proximity to the suspected substances was $4,000 in U.S. currency.

    Analysis and laboratory testing would later confirm that the two individuals involved had been in possession of more than 19 grams of a substance consisting of both Heroin and Fentanyl .

    Steele was also confirmed to have been in possession of Crack Cocaine at the time of the traffic stop, and pills discovered inside contained Methamphetamine.

    In March of 2022, Galen Steele was arrested in the Ohio area on unrelated charges and was expedited back to the state of West Virginia in February of this year.

    Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Anthony Ciliberti, Jr., reports that, on May 7, 2024, Galen A. Steele – 34 years old of Toledo, Ohio – was sentenced by Fayette County Circuit Judge Paul M. Blake to seven years in prison for the felony offense of conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substances Act .

    Steele plead guilty to the charge on March 18, 2024, and will be required to serve a minimum of one year and nine months in prison before potentially becoming eligible for parole.

    The investigation was led by the Fayetteville Police Department while the case was prosecuted by Deputy Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Jennifer D. Crane.

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