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Marion County man indicted on drugs and firearms charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – William A. Six, of Fairmont, West Virginia, was indicted today by a federal grand jury on charges of heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine distribution and firearms violations, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Six, age 27, is charged with one count of “Distribution of Heroin,” two counts of “Distribution of Cocaine Base,” two counts of “Possession of a Stolen Firearm,” two counts of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm,” one count of Possession of a Firearm in a School Zone,” and one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” Six is accused of selling heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine in Marion County in August and September 2017. Six, having previously been convicted of two felonies, is also accused of having a 12-gauge shotgun, and a semi-automatic rifle, both believed to be stolen, on the grounds of Washington Irving Middle School in Harrison County in September 2017.

Six faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000 for each of the drug charges. Six faces up to 10 years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for the stolen firearms charge and the unlawful possession of a firearms charge, and faces up to five years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for the firearms in a school zone charge. 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.

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 Traci M. Cook is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Three Rivers Drug Task Force, and the Fairmont Police Department investigated. 

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated July 10, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods