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Upshur County man sentenced for 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, was sentenced today to 27 months incarceration for 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” in April 2018. Woods admitted to having 21 stolen firearms with the intent to conceal, sell, and barter the firearms in October 2016. 

Woods was also ordered to pay $52,843.91, to be paid jointly with two other defendants, in restitution.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority. In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the case 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. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated October 26, 2018

Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods