WV School Counselor Sentenced in Drug Case - Update
Former Ritchie Elementary School guidance counselor Kristyn Fetcko left a federal courtroom in handcuffs Tuesday after receiving an 18-month prison sentence for her role in a prescription pain pill ring.OK
Fetcko, 34, was among 15 defendants indicted in February following a 14-month investigation into the pill ring, which operated from October 2012 through January 2014 and was involved in the distribution of thousands of oxycodone pills in the Ohio Valley, according to investigators.
WV School Counselor Accused of Dealing Oxycodone
[Previous 1/24/14 post]
(Wheeling, West Virginia) A guidance counselor at Ritchie Elementary School, Kristyn Fetcko, faces federal drug charges for allegedly selling oxycodone pills.
A Drug Enforcement Administration agent wrote in a criminal complaint that on Jan. 14, a confidential informant made arrangements to purchase 30 mg oxycodone pills from Fetcko at her Webster Avenue home in Wheeling.Fetcko was released on her own recognizance. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 10.
The report states the informant had made a prior controlled buy of oxycodone pills from Fetcko on Jan. 8.
"The confidential informant met Fetcko and a companion at her residence and requested to purchase 10 oxycodone 30 mg pills," the report states. "When the confidential informant made the request, the confidential informant turned and said to Fetcko, '10 of them's $350, right?' Fetcko responds, saying 'yeah' while shaking her head in the affirmative; and then, the confidential informant says 'are you sure,' to which Fetcko replies '100 percent.'