Fiscal Year 2020: 75 defendants charged with firearms-related crimes in Northern District of WV

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WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) —

The Department of Justice announced 14,200 firearms-related cases charged, 75 of those cases from the Northern District of West Virginia.

U.S. Attorney Bill Powell says a lot of the cases they see are people who are not allowed to own firearms, an example would be a convicted felon.

Powell also states, several cases are guns being used in or during drug offenses which is a separate criminal offense.

Of those cases charged, Powell says there has been a wide variety of firearms involved from handguns to machine guns and everything in between.

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