Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr. on Monday sentenced Kymberly Mull to three years and one month in federal prison for conspiring to sell heroin, cocaine and prescription pills as part of a multi-member drug racket that spanned the tri-state area.
Mull, 44, of Wheeling pleaded guilty in April to a charge of conspiracy to distribute Schedule I and Schedule II controlled substances. She admitted to delivering or aiding the delivery of drugs to undercover officers and confidential informants on at least 12 occasions between September 2011 and February 2012.
As part of her sentence, Mull must pay $11,000 to the Ohio Valley Drug Task Force as reimbursement for funds that were paid to her during drug deals. She also must pay a fine of $50,000 and forfeit a 2011 Chevrolet Corvette, a 2005 Hummer H2 and a 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab.
Mull will be placed on supervised release for three years following her prison sentence.
The investigation leading to the charges included extensive surveillance, controlled purchases of narcotics, executions of search warrants and seizures of drugs, automobiles and cash. The source state for most of the heroin sold by the group was Pennsylvania, while the pain pills came from Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
Mull was among about 30 individuals indicted following what U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld II at the time called one of the largest drug investigations ever conducted in the Ohio Valley.
After the indictments were handed down, it took 40 local, state and federal law enforcement officers to round up suspects in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.