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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of West Virginia

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
William J. Powell
, United States Attorney
Contact: AUSA Assigned

A Monongalia County woman admits to firearms conspiracy charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Margaret Parker, of Dellslow, West Virginia, has admitted to her involvement in an illegal firearms operation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Parker, age 33, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Violate Federal Firearms Laws.” She admitted to being involved in a conspiracy that included making false statements to purchase firearms, trading firearms for controlled substances, and transporting and selling the firearms in New York. The crime occurred in Morgantown, Monongalia County and elsewhere from May 2017 to June 2017. 
Parker faces up to five 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 Zelda E. Wesley is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated.
Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.
Louisville Field Division