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Maryland man sentenced for firearms charge

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Darren Anthony Burnett, of Hagerstown, Maryland, was sentenced today to 60 months of incarceration for a firearms charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Burnett, 38, pleaded guilty in February 2022 to one count of “Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime.” Burnett admitted to having a 9mm pistol while trafficking cocaine and marijuana in October 2020 in Berkeley County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberley D. Crockett prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office investigated. 

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

Updated June 13, 2022

Firearms Offenses