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Marion County man sentenced on federal drug and firearm charge

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A Marion County man will spend five years in prison on a federal drug and firearm charge.

Craig Steven Abercrombie, Jr., 32, of Fairmont, was sentenced Thursday to 60 months in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Abercrombie was discovered in July 2015 in possession of cocaine and a 9mm pistol in Marion County.

The Fairmont Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

He pled guilty in December of last year to one count of Possession of a Firearm in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David Perri prosecuted the case on behalf of the government, while U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

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