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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 6, 2018

Jefferson County, Ohio man admits to firearm charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Shaheim Price, of Wintersville, Ohio, has admitted to a firearms charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Price, age 23, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Price, having previously been convicted of a felony, admitted to possessing a 9mm pistol. The crime occurred in Ohio County in  October 2017.

Price 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 Steven L. Vogrin is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Wheeling Police Department. 
 
Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr., presided.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated April 6, 2018