Parkersburg Felon Sentenced to Maximum Term for Unlawful Firearms Possession
CHARLESTON, WV—A Parkersburg man previously convicted of manufacturing a controlled substance was sentenced today to the maximum statutory term of 10 years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin. Alan Keith Philpott, 46, pleaded guilty in February 2014 to possessing 26 firearms in spite of his status as a convicted felon.
On November 1, 2012 and March 21, 2013, police executed search warrants at Philpott’s residence on Elm Tree Drive near Parkersburg. During the first search, police seized 22 firearms—including two stolen firearms, oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, alprazolam, approximately three pounds of marijuana, “bath salts,” and U.S. currency. During the second search warrant, police seized an additional four firearms, hydrocodone, marijuana, and bath salts. Philpott had been previously convicted in December 2006 in the Circuit Court of Wood County of the felony offense of manufacturing a controlled substance.
The West Virginia State Police, Parkersburg Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks is in charge of the prosecution.