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KANAWHA COUNTY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ILLEGAL FIREARM POSSESSION

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin today announced that a Kanawha County man pleaded guilty in federal court to illegal possession of a firearm.  Scott Allen Perry, 42, of South Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., was charged in a one-count indictment in October 2012.  Perry admitted that on July 2, 2012, he possessed a shotgun that contained a barrel of less than 18 inches and an overall length less than 26 inches that was not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.       

Perry faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced on April 25, 2013 by United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr.   

The investigation was conducted by the South Charleston Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).  Assistant United States Attorney Monica D. Coleman is in charge of the prosecution. 

This case is also being brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime in the United States by networking existing local programs targeting gun crime.

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