Morgantown woman gets federal probation in Michigan to Mon County drug operation case

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A Monongalia County woman was sentenced Thursday, on a federal drug distribution charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Kleeh sentenced Katina Sabatino, 26 of Morgantown, to two years probation for her role in a drug distribution operation,

Sabatino, pleaded guilty to one count of “Unlawful Use of Communication Device” in February 2019. Sabatino admitted to using a phone to assist with distributing controlled substances in April 2018 in Monongalia County, Powell said.

Sabatino was one of 17 people indicted on various federal drug charges in September 2018 stemming from an investigation into a drug ring that stretched from Michigan to West Virginia.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Mon Metro Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force investigated the case.

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