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Harrison County man indicted on firearms charge

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Dustin Cain Anderson, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was indicted today on a firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Anderson, 26, was indicted today on one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Anderson, a person prohibited from having firearms, is accused of having a .22 caliber revolver in November 2020 in Upshur County. 

Anderson is facing up to 10 years of 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 Christopher L. Bauer is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated February 17, 2021

Firearms Offenses