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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 15, 2015

Charleston man pleads guilty to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Charles Corey Michael, 32, of Charleston, West Virginia pleaded guilty today in federal court in Charleston to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.  In March of 2015, officers with the Charleston Police Department executed a search warrant at Michael’s apartment on Charleston’s East End and recovered several firearms and heroin.  Michael has a prior felony drug conviction from Ohio, so he is prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms. Michael faces up to 10 years’ imprisonment when he is sentenced on August 13, 2015.

This case was investigated by the Charleston Police Department. The case is 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.   

Updated May 15, 2015