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Berkeley County man sentenced for 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 sentenced today to 84 months incarceration for 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” in June 2017. 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. 

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

Updated September 21, 2017

Firearms Offenses