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Berkeley County man sentenced for role in firearms conspiracy

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Detrick Lee Foston, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to four years of probation for his role in a firearms trafficking conspiracy, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Foston, 25, pleaded guilty in September 2021 to one count of “False Statement During Purchase of Firearms.” Foston admitted to making false statements to a firearms dealer to purchase a .40 caliber pistol and a 9mm pistol in March 2020 in Berkeley County.  

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives investigated.

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

Updated January 11, 2022

Firearms Offenses