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Harrison County man admits to firearm charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Clarksburg, West Virginia man has admitted to a firearm charge, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Jason Garcia Cano, age 42, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Cano, having been previously convicted of a felony in the 426th District Court in Bell County, Texas, admitted to possessing a .22 caliber revolver in Harrison County in October 2016.

Cano 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 Traci M. Cook is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Greater Harrison Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated October 5, 2017

Firearms Offenses