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Maryland man sentenced for unlawful possession of stolen firearms

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Adesola Vanzant, 21, of Tacoma Park, Maryland, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for unlawful possession of stolen firearms, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Vanzant was discovered in April 2014 in Doddridge County, West Virginia in possession of two stolen firearms: a .22 caliber pistol and a 20 gauge shotgun. He pled guilty in August 2015 to one count of “Possession of Stolen Firearms – Aiding and Abetting.”

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Zelda Wesley and Stephen Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

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

Updated December 10, 2015