Man admits to selling meth, having firearm near school

FAIRMONT — William A. Six, of Fairmont, admitted to selling crystal methamphetamine and having a firearm near a school, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Six, 27, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of methamphetamine and one count of possession of a firearm in a school zone. Six admitted to selling crystal methamphetamine, also known as “Ice,” in Marion County in September 2017. Six also admitted to having a 12-gauge shotgun, and a semi-automatic rifle on the grounds of Washington Irving Middle School in Harrison County in September 2017.

Six faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000 for the drug charge and faces up to five years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for the firearms in a school zone charge.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN).

Assistant U.S. Attorney Traci M. Cook is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Three Rivers Drug Task Force, and the Fairmont Police Department investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

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