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Ohio Man With Prior Felony Drug Conviction Discovered With Firearm In West Virginia, Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

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

1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Tara Tighe, Public Affairs Specialist

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Stedmund Creech, a 25 year old Steubenville Ohio native with a prior felony drug conviction, was sentenced to ten years in prison after he was discovered in the Wheeling, West Virginia area in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Creech was previously convicted in the Court of Common Pleas of Jefferson County Ohio of the felony offense of drug trafficking with juvenile specification, possession of crack cocaine, and felonious assault.

As part of the current sentence, Creech must also forfeit his Taurus .40 caliber firearm, pay a $100 special assessment fee, and serve three years of supervised release.

Creech pled guilty in February 2014 after an investigation led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Bernard prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

Chief U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated January 7, 2015