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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 3, 2015

Martinsburg man sentenced for unlawful distribution of explosives

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Chris O’Connor, 37, of Martinsburg, was sentenced today to 12 months in prison for unlawful distribution of explosives, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

In December 2014, O’Connor sold explosives in Berkeley County, West Virginia without the requisite license. He pled guilty in May 2015 to a criminal Information charging him with one count of “Unlicensed Distribution of Explosive Materials.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Camilletti prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the West Virginia State Police investigated.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Updated January 8, 2016