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Preston County man sentenced for firearms charge

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

CLARKSBURG WEST VIRGINIA – Michael C. Meade, Jr., of Masontown, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 40 months of incarceration for a firearms charge, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced.

Meade, 27, pleaded guilty in May 2021 to one count of “Possession by a Prohibited Person.” Meade, who had previously been convicted of a domestic battery charge in Marion County, admitted to having a semi-automatic pistol in February 2019 in Marion County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Danae DeMasi-Lemon prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives and the Fairmont Police Department investigated.

Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated November 4, 2021

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