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Grant County Man sentenced for meth trafficking and firearm charges

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – A Petersburg, West Virginia, man was sentenced today to 60 months incarceration for methamphetamine distribution and illegal possession of a firearm, United States Attorney William J. Powell announced.

Joseph Nathaniel Hartman, age 33, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine” and one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” in June 2017.  The crimes occurred in August 2015 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, The West Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office investigated. 
U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated November 8, 2017

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses