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ELKINS, W.Va.— A Petersburg man recently pleaded guilty in federal court to a firearms violation, according to U.S. Attorney Bill Powell.

Timothy Elliot Wheeler, 28, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime. Wheeler admitted to having a 9-mm. pistol during a drug trafficking crime in March in Grant County.

Wheeler faces at least five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

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