OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist
December 17, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wheeling Resident Enters Plea of Guilty
to Firearms Charge
WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - A 29 year old Wheeling, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on December 16, 2010, in United States District Court in Wheeling before Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.
United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: DWAYNE O. GRANTHAM entered a plea of guilty the possession of a firearm and ammunition on September 18, 2010, in Wheeling, after having previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, that is: on September 4, 2001, GRANTHAM was convicted in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, of the offense of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. GRANTHAM, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard and was investigated by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
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