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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Virginia

Friday, August 9, 2013

Max Meadows Residents Sentenced On Gun Charges

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy announced today that Samuel Robert Conrad, III, 51, and Lynn Spencer Conrad, 53, both of Max Meadows, Va., were sentenced yesterday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon to serve terms of imprisonment for violating federal firearms laws.

Samuel Conrad was ordered to serve 96 months imprisonment for one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  Lynn Conrad was ordered to serve six months imprisonment for providing a firearm to a convicted felon.          

According to evidence presented at the guilty plea hearings by Assistant United States Attorney Zachary T. Lee, in September 2008, investigators with the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the Conrad’s residence in Max Meadows during an unrelated investigation.  Officers found a number of firearms at the residence which were seized based upon Samuel Conrad’s status as a convicted felon.  Through their investigation, law enforcement determined that these firearms had been provided to Samuel Conrad by his wife Lynn Conrad.    

The investigation of this case was conducted by the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant United States Attorney Zachary T. Lee of the United States Attorney’s Office in Abingdon prosecuted the case.

Updated April 15, 2015