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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

Monday, May 21, 2018

Morgan County man sentenced for firearms charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Matthew Dean Smith, of Great Cacapon, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 18 months incarceration for a firearms charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Smith, age 39, pled guilty to one count of “Possession of an Unregistered Firearm” in January 2018. Smith admitted to possessing an unregistered silencer. The crime took place in Berkeley County in October 2017.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara K. Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the West Virginia State Police investigated. 
Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

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Updated May 21, 2018