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Grant County man admits to firearms and drug charges

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Jacob Glen Vance, age 23, of Petersburg, West Virginia, has admitted to having a machine gun and methamphetamine.

Vance pled guilty to possession of a machine gun and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to court documents, Vance’s home was searched as a part of another investigation, and officers found a fully automatic AR-15 rifle, two short-barreled rifles, two silencers, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and cash.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the West Virginia State Police investigated.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Warner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated February 28, 2024

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses