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Parr Admits To Meth Distribution and Firearm Violation

By Staff | Jan 18, 2018

A Middlebourne, West Virginia man has admitted to a drug distribution charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

William “Jack” Parr, age 51, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess With Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Methamphetamine” and one count of “Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.” Parr admitted to distributing methamphetamine from 2015 to August 2017 in Tyler County, West Virginia. Parr, having previously been convicted of a felony in the Circuit Court of Tyler County, also admitted to illegally possessing two .22 caliber pistols, a 9mm pistol, and a .45 caliber pistol.

Parr faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000 for the conspiracy charge, and up to 10 years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for the firearms charge. 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 Robert H. McWilliams, Jr., is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. presided.