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Monongalia County man sentenced for firearms charges

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Brian Cutright, of Morgantown, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 46 months of incarceration for a firearms charge, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Cutright, age 41, pleaded guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of Firearm” in August 2020. Cutright, prohibited from having a firearm because he is a user of controlled substances, admitted to having a .25 caliber pistol, a .45 caliber pistol, two .22 caliber rifles, a .40 S&W rifle, and two 12-guage shotguns in July 2018 in Monongalia County.

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

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

Updated March 29, 2021

Firearms Offenses