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Berkeley County man sentenced for firearms violation

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Nathan Johnson, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to three years of probation for a firearms violation, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced.

Johnson, age 45, pleaded guilty in January 2020 to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Johnson, a person prohibited from having firearms, admitted to having 34 firearms in March 2017 in Berkeley County.

Johnson was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and ordered to forfeit 36 firearms, as well as thousands of rounds of ammunition.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy D. Helman prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. 

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Updated November 8, 2021

Firearms Offenses