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

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Clarksburg, WV man sentenced for unlawful possession of firearm

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Clarence Thompson, 36, of Clarksburg, was sentenced today to 70 months in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Thompson was previously convicted of the felony offenses of “Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana),” “Uttering,” and Burglary.” As a result of those convictions, he is not permitted to possess a handgun. Thompson was subsequently discovered in Harrison County, West Virginia in possession of a .22 caliber pistol. He pled guilty in August 2014 to one count of “Felon in Possession of Firearm.”

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

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated January 8, 2016