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Berkeley County man admits to illegally possessing a firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Martinsburg, West Virginia man was convicted today of illegal possession of a firearm, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Anthony Jerome Addison, age 39, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.”


Addison admitted to possession a rifle in Jefferson County in June 2016. Addison, having previously been convicted of distribution of cocaine base in United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, is prohibited from possessing firearms.


Addison faces up to ten years incarceration and a fine up to $250,000. 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 Danae DeMasi-Lemon prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the West Virginia State Police investigated.


U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated June 9, 2017

Firearms Offenses