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Harrison County man convicted of illegal possession of a firearm

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Clarksburg, West Virginia man was convicted today in federal court of illegally possessing a firearm, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Casey Love, age 28, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Love, having previously been convicted of second degree robbery in Harrison County Circuit Court and being a known user and addict of controlled substances, admitted to having in his possession a 9mm pistol in Harrison County in November 2016.

Love faces up to ten 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 Bridgeport Police Department investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated June 5, 2017

Firearms Offenses