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

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Logan man pleads guilty to being a convicted felon in possession of firearms

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Gary Brian Adams, 35, of Logan, West Virginia pleaded guilty today in federal court in Charleston to being a convicted felon in possession of three firearms.  In May of 2013, officers with the West Virginia State Police and the Logan County Sheriff’s Department responded to a home near Chapmanville and recovered three firearms that Adams had stored in the home.  Adams has two prior felony drug trafficking convictions from Logan County, so he is prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms. Adams faces up to 10 years’ imprisonment when he is sentenced on August 27, 2015.

This case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 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 21, 2015