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Press Release

Huntington Felon Pleads Guilty to Possessing Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Aubrey Gardner, 28, of Huntington pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, on February 8, 2021, Gardner was a passenger in a vehicle that officers with the Huntington Police Department pulled over in the 2800 block of 8th Avenue.  The officers found a firearm in the waistband of Gardner’s pants.  Gardner was prohibited from possessing a firearm under federal law because of a 2018 federal conviction in the Southern District of West Virginia for possession with intent to distribute a quantity of heroin.

Gardner faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on August 16, 2021.

Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement.  Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie S. Taylor is handling the prosecution.

The Huntington Police Department conducted the investigation.  United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the plea hearing. 

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:21-cr-00049.




Updated May 17, 2021

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