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Harrison County man sentenced for unlawful possession of a firearm

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Christopher C. Cozad, of Mount Clare, West Virginia, was  sentenced today to 46 months incarceration for illegal possession of a firearm, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Cozad, age 32, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” in March 2017. Cozad, having previously convicted of felony fleeing from an officer in Harrison County in 2011, admitted to possessing a Smith & Wesson 5.56 caliber firearm in April 2016 in Harrison County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Traci M. Cook prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau for Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 
U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated July 25, 2017

Firearms Offenses