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JURY CONVICTS 2 STEUBENVILLE BROTHERS OF RUNNING HEROIN RING

COLUMBUS, Ohio A United States District Court jury convicted Frederick A. McShan, 37, and
David McShan, 42, both of Steubenville, Ohio, of running a Steubenville-area heroin-trafficking
organization.
Specifically, Frederick McShan was convicted of one count of conspiracy to possess with intent
to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin, 12 counts of possession with intent to distribute
heroin and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. David McShan was also
convicted of one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin and one count of
possession with intent to distribute heroin.
Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Angela L. Byers,
Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Timothy J. Plancon, Special
Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, Acting U.S.
Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, Karl Colder, Special Agent in Charge, DEA,
Washington, D.C. field office, Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane M. Hanlin and members of the
Jefferson County Drug Task Force and the Hancock-Brooke-Weirton Drug Task Force announced
the verdict reached early Friday evening, which was returned following a trial that began on
Monday, March 6th before Chief U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus, Jr.
According to court documents and testimony, the McShan brothers helped lead a drug organization
that was supplied out of Chicago and was responsible for street-level heroin sales in Steubenville,
Ohio, including in the Market Street apartment public housing area, Weirton, W.Va., Wheeling,
W.Va. and Bellaire, Ohio.
A yearlong investigation in this case by local, state and federal law enforcement culminated in the
seizure of eight firearms, three vehicles and approximately $110,000 of narcotics proceeds.
Four co-defendants in this case have pleaded guilty and been sentenced. They include:
Donae F. Grier, 38, of Irving, Texas, sentenced to 60 months in prison;
Christopher J. Bishop, 32, of Weirton, W.Va., sentenced to 120 months in prison;
Kerris D. Moncrease, 32, of Weirton, W.Va., sentenced to 42 months in prison; and
Perrier D. Coleman, 21, of Steubenville, Ohio, sentenced to 15 months in prison.
Terrence J. Smith, 27, Michael K. Greathouse, 25, and Erica L. Jury, 37, all of Steubenville, Ohio
have pleaded guilty and await sentencing.
Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin is a federal crime
punishable by 10 years to up to life in prison. Both conspiracy and possession with intent to
distribute heroin and conspiracy to commit money laundering are crimes punishable by up to 20
years in prison.
U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the cooperative efforts of law enforcement, as well as Deputy
Criminal Chief Michael Hunter, and Special Assistant United States Attorney Jane M. Hanlin who
are prosecuting the case.

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