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

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Jefferson County man admits to firearm charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Adam Joseph Plauche, of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, has admitted to selling a stolen firearm, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Plauche, age 37, pled guilty to one count of “Possession and Sale of Stolen Firearm.” Plauche admitted to having a stolen firearm and shipping it across state lines in September 2015 in Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Plauche faces up to 10 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.

Firearms Offenses
Updated March 1, 2018