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Monongalia County man admits to firearms charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Andrew Douglas Packard, of Morgantown, West Virginia, has admitted to a firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Packard, age 30, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of Firearm.” Packard, who is prohibited from having firearms, admitted to having a 9mm Glock pistol, a multi-caliber pistol, a 12-gauge shotgun, a 410-gauge shotgun, and a rifle in April 2018 n Monongalia County.

Packard faces up to 10 years of incarceration 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 Sarah E. Wagner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Morgantown Police Department investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated October 22, 2020

Firearms Offenses