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Case Number: 2:21-cr-00034
Judge: Joseph R. Goodwin
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia (Kanawah County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Charleston, West Virginia criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with drug and gun felonies.
Ricky Lee Clark, Sr., 53, of St. Albans, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, being a felon in possession of firearms, and being a felon in possession of ammunition.
According to court documents, a member of the St. Albans Police Department pulled over Clark’s truck on July 2, 2019. At the time, Clark’s truck was being driven by a woman and he was the passenger. Handgun ammunition was recovered from the truck and Clark had approximately 10 grams of methamphetamine in his pocket. When law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at his residence later that day, they recovered six firearms. Clark is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition because of a prior felony conviction for conspiring to operate a clandestine drug laboratory.
Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the St. Albans Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the United States Marshals Service.
Assistant United States Attorney Nowles Heinrich handled the prosecution.
POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE METHAMPHETAMINE
FELON IN POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 45 month term of imprisonment on each count to run concurrently followed by a 3 year term of supervised release for each count to run concurrently; $300 special assessment; fine waived.