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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Harrison County man guilty of drug and firearms charges

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – After a two-day trial, Robert Michael Junkins, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was found guilty of drug and firearms charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

A jury deliberated for less than one hour before finding Junkins, age 50, of two counts of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine,” one count of “Possession of a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Offense,” and two counts of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” 

Junkins had methamphetamine in his possession on three separate occasions. Having been convicted of a felony drug offense, Junkins also illegally had several firearms and ammunition. The crimes occurred in August and September 2017 and November 2018 in Harrison County.

Junkins faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000 for each the possession of methamphetamine counts, not less than five years and up to 40 years incarceration and fine of up to $250,000 for the firearm possession during a drug offense count, and up to 10 years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for each of the unlawful firearms possession counts. 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. Attorneys Brandon S. Flower and Stephen D. Warner are prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Elkins Police Department investigated. 

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated June 19, 2019