Ohio man sentenced for methamphetamine and firearms charges

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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – John Palmer, of Lore City, Ohio, was sentenced today to 63 months of incarceration for drug and firearms charge, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced.

Palmer, 57, pleaded guilty in June 2021 to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine” and one count of “Unlawful Possession of Firearm as a Felon.” Palmer, a person prohibited from having a firearm because of a prior conviction, admitted to having methamphetamine and two pistols in February 2018 in Harrison County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Cogar prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives investigated.

Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Related case here: https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndwv/pr/ohio-and-west-virginia-residents-indicted-drug-and-firearms-charges


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