OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
Sharon L. Potter
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist
August 13, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
McKeesport Resident Sentenced on
Firearm and Drug Charges
CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - A 27 year old McKeesport, Pennsylvania, resident was sentenced on August 11, 2009, in United States District Court in Clarksburg by Judge Irene M. Keeley.
United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that LEONARD WYGANT was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment to be followed by four years of supervised release. WYGANT entered a plea of guilty on April 28, 2008, to two counts of an Indictment charging him with conspiracy to violate Federal Firearms Laws in Clarksburg in January 2008; and possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of cocaine base, also known as “crack,” in Clarksburg on January 18, 2008. The Court determined that WYGANT was involved with 208.69 grams of cocaine base, also known as “crack,” plus the firearm enhancement for the four firearms involved and the firearms trafficking. WYGANT was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn Angus Morgan. The case was investigated by the Harrison/Lewis County Drug & Violent Crime Task Force; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigations; and the Three Rivers Drug Task Force. The Harrison/Lewis County Drug & Violent Crime Task Force consists of officers from the Clarksburg Police Department, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, the Bridgeport Police Department, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The Three Rivers Drug Task Force consists of officers from the Fairmont Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.
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