A Harrison County man was sentenced in federal court on October 15, 2015 for oxycodone trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Paul Dennison, 34, of Wallace, West Virginia, was sentenced on October 15 to 37 months in prison after he was discovered in possession of oxycodone and multiple firearms in January 2015 in Harrison County, West Virginia. In light of his previous felony conviction in Harrison County for “Delivery of a Controlled Substance – Marijuana,” he is prohibited from possessing firearms. He pled guilty in July 2015 to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone – Aiding and Abetting” and one count of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.” He was sentenced today to 37 months on each count. The sentences will run concurrently for a total of 37 months in prison. The Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Adkins and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Morgan prosecuted Dennison on behalf of the government.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Editor’s Note: The information above is directly from a press release from the Office of the United States Attorney, Northern District of West Virginia.

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