Maryland man admits to firearms offense | USAO-NDWV

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Alieu Crayton, of Silver Spring, Maryland, has admitted to a firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Crayton, 21, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Possession of Firearms.” Crayton, a person prohibited from having firearms because of a prior conviction, admitted to having two pistols in October 2019 in Berkeley County. 

Crayton faces up to 10 years of 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 Lara Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

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