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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Barbour County man pleads guilty to drug, firearms offenses

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Dylan Lee Hamrick, 23, of Belington, West Virginia, pled guilty in federal court in Clarksburg today to drug and firearms offenses, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Hamrick was discovered in possession of methamphetamine and a shotgun with a barrel length of less than 18 inches in November 2015 in Randolph County, West Virginia.

Hamrick pled guilty today to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine,” and one count of “Possession of a Firearm with a Shortened Barrel.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000 for the methamphetamine charge and up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for the firearm charge. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

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Updated April 21, 2016