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Grant County man sentenced for firearms charge

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Timothy Elliot Wheeler, of Petersburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 60 months of incarceration for a firearms violation, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Wheeler, age 29, pled guilty to one count of “Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Crime” in November 2019. Wheeler admitted to having a 9mm pistol during a drug trafficking crime in March 2019 in Grant County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.

Updated August 21, 2020

Firearms Offenses