HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Huntington man was sentenced Tuesday to five years in federal prison for illegal firearm possession, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin’s office.
Jason K. Conway, 36, of Huntington, previously pleaded guilty in July to carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug-trafficking crime.
Conway admitted that on Feb. 9, 2012, he directed a confidential informant working at the direction of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to meet at his Huntington residence to complete an illegal drug transaction.
Conway further admitted that at the time, he sold 7 grams of marijuana to the informant in exchange for $50. During the transaction, the defendant displayed a firearm on his waistband.
Conway admitted that the .22-caliber firearm was a “tool for the job” and also admitted that he slept with the firearm and used it to protect his money.