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Monongalia County man sentenced for firearms charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Derrick Morris, of Morgantown, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 60 months incarceration for a firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Morris, age 32, pled guilty to one count of “Use of a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Offense” in September 2019. Morris, who is prohibited from having a firearm because of a previous conviction, is admitted to having a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol during a drug offense in Monongalia County in November 2018.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Mon Metro Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.

Updated December 19, 2019

Firearms Offenses