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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Wheeling man admits to firearm, methamphetamine charges

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - A Wheeling, West Virginia, man has admitted to firearm and drug charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Peter Hankish, age 43, was indicted on one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” and one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.” Hankish, having previously been convicted of Theft in the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps General Court, possessed a 7.62 caliber rifle. Hankish admitted to possessing methamphetamine. The crimes occurred in April 2017 in Ohio County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Danae DeMasi-Lemon is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. presided.

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Updated January 30, 2018