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Upshur County man admits to his role in a firearms conspiracy

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Timothy Glen Woods, of French Creek, West Virginia, has admitted to his role in a stolen firearms conspiracy, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Woods, age 28, pled guilty to one count of “Possession of a Firearm – Aiding and Abetting.” Woods admitted to having 21 stolen firearms with the intent to conceal, sell, and barter the firearms in October 2016. 

Woods faces up to 10 years incarceration 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 Stephen D. Warner is prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives, The Mountain Region Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, the Greater Harrison Drug &Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, the West Virginia State Police, Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, the Buckhannon Police Department, and the Weston Police Department investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated April 27, 2018

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