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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Harrison County, WV woman pleads guilty to unlawful possession of firearms

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Tiffany Renee Taylor, 26, of Clarksburg, pled guilty today to unlawful possession of a firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Taylor, who is addicted to heroin, was discovered in unlawful possession of a .45 caliber firearm in April 2015 in Harrison County, West Virginia.

Taylor pled guilty today to one count of “Possession of a Firearm While Being an Unlawful User and Addicted to a Controlled Substance.” She faces up to 10 years in prison 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 Shawn Adkins prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated June 1, 2016