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U.S. Attorney Will Thompson and Law Enforcement Officials to Announce Successful Conclusion of Major Gun Trafficking Prosecution

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

BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Will Thompson will join with law enforcement officials on Friday, September 1, 2023, to announce the final outcome in a case that targeted the illegal trafficking of over 140 firearms from the Beckley area to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The press conference will follow the final sentencing hearings in the case, scheduled for 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. This media advisory will be updated with the time of the press conference upon the completion of both hearings.

Thompson will be joined by officials with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), and other law enforcement partners.

WHAT: Announcement of the successful conclusion of United States v. Jones et al (5:22-cr-46).

WHERE: The Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse and Federal Building, 110 North Heber Street, Beckley.

WHEN: Friday, September 1, 2023. Time TBA.

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.





Updated September 1, 2023

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