FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 6, 2011
SCOTT DEPOT MAN SENTENCED ON ILLEGAL FIREARM POSSESSION CHARGE
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Daniel Seth Fleshman, 43, of Scott Depot, West Virginia, was sentenced yesterday to six months home confinement and three years probation by United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Fleshman admitted that on September 8, 2010, he sold a 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol to an undercover agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The defendant was convicted of attempt to commit a felony in the Circuit Court of Cabell County in February 2008. On September 16 and 28, October 15, and November 17, 2010, Fleshman admitted to distributing quantities of morphine to an undercover ATF agent in Huntington. Fleshman further admitted to distributing quantities of oxycodone to an undercover ATF agent in September and October 2010.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Huntington Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Josh Hanks handled the prosecution.
This case is being prosecuted as part of a yearlong undercover operation that targeted illegal drugs and firearms crimes in the Huntington area. The operation was led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and assisted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Huntington Police Department, and various other law enforcement agencies. It was announced to the public in March after a grand jury returned indictments against 55 defendants.
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