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

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Fairmont man admits to firearm charges

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Dustin Lynn Garrison, of Fairmont, West Virginia, has admitted to illegally possessing a firearm, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Garrison, age 26, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Garrison, having previously been convicted of two felonies in the Circuit Court of Marion County, is accused of illegally possessing a .308 semi-automatic pistol in September 2017 in Marion County, West Virginia. 

Garrison faces up to 10 years incarceration and a fine of 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 Sarah E. Wagner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives and the Fairmont Police Department investigated. The United State Marshal Service assisted.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Firearms Offenses
Updated March 21, 2018