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Man sentenced for illegally having pistol in Upshur County

ELKINS, W.Va. – Dustin Lee Watson, of Roanoke, W.Va., was sentenced Thursday to 13 months incarceration for a firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Watson, 25, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm” in May 2019. Watson, having previously been convicted of a felony and domestic violence, admitted to having a .380 caliber pistol in October 2017 in Upshur County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the West Virginia State Police; and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.

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