UPDATE: Parkersburg Felon Sentenced for Illegal Possession of Firearms

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UPDATE 6/2/2014 4:45 PM

A Parkersburg man receives the maximum prison sentence for illegal possession of firearms.

Alan Philpott was convicted in 2006 for manufacturing a controlled substance.

That means he's a felon and therefore not allowed to have firearms.

However, he pleaded guilty in February to having 26 of them.

He was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.


A convicted drug felon pleads guilty to possessing a stash of illegal firearms.

46-year-old Alan Philpott of Parkersburg offered his guilty plea of possessing 26 firearms in federal court Thursday.

In November of 2012 police executed a search warrant on Philpott's Elm Tree Drive residence and seized 22 firearms.

A second search in 2013 netted another four.

Philpott was convicted in 2006 for manufacturing a controlled substance.

That conviction made him a felon and therefore not allowed to possess firearms.

He faces up to 10 years in federal prison when he's sentenced on May 15th.


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