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

Monday, March 19, 2018

Wheeling man sentenced to nearly five years for firearm, methamphetamine charges

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - Peter Hankish, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 57 months incarceration for firearm and drug charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Hankish, age 44, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” and one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine” in January 2018. 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 Randolph J. Bernard prosecuted 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 March 19, 2018