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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Marion County, WV man sentenced for unlawful possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Craig Steven Abercrombie, Jr., 32, of Fairmont, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Abercrombie was discovered in July 2015 in possession of cocaine and a 9mm pistol in Marion County, West Virginia. He pled guilty in December 2015 to one count of “Possession of a Firearm in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney David Perri prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Fairmont, West Virginia Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 12, 2016