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Hampshire County man sentenced for firearms charge

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Grover Allen White, of Romney, West Virginia, was sentenced to 30 months incarceration for a firearms charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

White, age 40, pled guilty to one count of “Possession of a Stolen Firearm” in June 2018. White admitted to possessing a stolen .380 caliber pistol. The crime occurred in Hampshire County in June 2016.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority. In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara K. Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Updated October 29, 2018