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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 2, 2018

Jefferson County man admits to firearm charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Mark Hanshaw, of Jefferson Village, West Virginia has admitted to a firearm charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Hanshaw, age 28, pled guilty to one count of “Drug User in Possession of a Firearm – Aiding and Abetting.” Hanshaw admitted to illegally possessing a Taurus 38 Special handgun. The crime occurred in September 2015 in Jefferson County.

Hanshaw 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 Paul T. Camilletti is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. 
 
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated February 2, 2018