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Randolph County man pleads guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Tre Plaugher, 22, of Elkins, West Virginia, was convicted for illegally possessing a firearm, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.


Plaugher pled guilty to one count of “Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Crime” and admitted to possessing a 9mm caliber pistol in January 2016. He faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.


Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.


U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated February 3, 2017

Firearms Offenses