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Upshur County man admits to illegally possessing gun

ELKINS, W.Va. – Floyd Edward Roby, of Buckhannon, has admitted to a firearms charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced Wednesday.

Roby, 41, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Roby, having previously been convicted of a felony, admitted to having a 9mm pistol in January 2019 in Upshur County.

Roby faces up to 10 years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

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