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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Jefferson County, Ohio man sentenced for firearms charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Shaheim Price, of Wintersville, Ohio, was sentenced today to 30 months incarceration for a firearms charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Price, age 24, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” in April 2018. Price, having previously been convicted of a felony, admitted to possessing a 9mm pistol. The crime occurred in Ohio County in October 2017.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority. In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven L. Vogrin prosecuted 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 August 1, 2018