Martinsburg man sentenced for his role in a firearms trafficking ring

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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Marquis Hicks, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 54 months for his role in a conspiracy involving the illegal purchase and transportation of firearms, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced.

Hicks, age 30, pleaded guilty in July 2021 to one count of “Conspiracy.” Hicks admitted to working with another individual to purchase, possess, and transfer firearms to an out of state resident, in March 2020.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

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