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A Michigan man currently behind bars for fleeing police in that state has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for having a gun in his possession in Raleigh County.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said Thomas Glen Speck, 37, of Fostoria, will serve his prison sentence after he completes his Michigan sentence of three to 10 years for third-degree fleeing and eluding police.

Speck had admitted a .12 gauge shotgun at a residence where he was staying in Harper, Raleigh County, in March 2012 was his, Goodwin said. The gun was found during an investigation of a confrontation between members of the Avengers Motorcycle Club and West Virginia State Police, Goodwin said.

Because he was convicted of unarmed robbery and second-degree home invasion in Michigan in 1999, Speck is prohibited by law from possessing a firearm.

Speck was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Irene C. Berger and was investigated by the West Virginia State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney John File.

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*Christopher Swann of Port William, Ohio, was sentenced to six months in prison followed by six months of home confinement for his involvement in a heroin conspiracy.

Swann, 24, admitted he traveled between Ohio and West Virginia on three occasions to purchase heroin for resale in the Mountain State.

Goodwin said Swann was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver, who stipulated that Swan must work at least 40 hours per week after he completes his period of incarceration.

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