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Missouri man charged with drug trafficking, unlawful possession of firearms

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Casey Tyler Nagy, 28, originally of Missouri, with distribution of LSD and unlawful possession of a firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Nagy is alleged to have distributed lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in June 2015 in Wetzel County, West Virginia while in unlawful possession of a firearm. Nagy was convicted of the felony offense of “Distribution of Marijuana” in the Criminal District Court of Orleans Parish, Louisiana. As a result of that conviction, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm. At the time of the purported drug offense in June 2015, Nagy was allegedly discovered in unlawful possession of a .303 caliber rifle.

Nagy is charged with one count of “Distribution of LSD,” for which he faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000. He is further charted with one count of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm,” for which he faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. 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.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David Perri is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the New Martinsville Police Department are investigating.

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

Updated December 17, 2015

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