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

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Charleston felon sentenced to Federal prison for gun crime

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston man was sentenced today to three years and ten months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced Acting United States Attorney Carol Casto. Derrick Lamb, 24, previously pleaded guilty in January 2016 to the federal gun crime.

Lamb admitted that on April 13, 2015, law enforcement arrested him and found him in possession of a Taurus .38 caliber revolver. Lamb is prohibited from possessing any firearm because of a 2012 felony conviction in Kanawha County Circuit Court for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Charleston Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney John J. Frail is in charge of the prosecution. United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr., imposed the sentence.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime in the United States by networking existing local programs targeting gun crime.

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated April 21, 2016