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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 4, 2021

Logan County Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Federal Gun Crimes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Logan County man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and being a felon in possession of firearms.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Clifford Lee Griffin, 38, of Bruno, was arrested on the evening of September 30, 2019, at a residence in the Gilman Bottom area of Logan County where he had been selling drugs. Griffin was arrested by  members of the West Virginia State Police who were executing a search warrant due to drug activity at the location.  Troopers recovered two loaded handguns, over 75 grams of methamphetamine and over 100 grams of heroin.  Griffin admitted that he possessed the guns to protect his drugs and money. 

Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the West Virginia State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Senior United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. imposed the sentence.  Assistant United States Attorney Nowles Heinrich handled the prosecution.

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. 2:20-cr-00163.

 

 

 

 

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated October 4, 2021