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Man pleads guilty to illegally possessing 81 guns in Belle, WV

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CHARLESTON, WV -

A 63-year-old Belle, WV man pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms on April 17.

Dorsey Woolwine, Jr. was in possession of 29 firearms in March 2012 when police searched his home and surrounding property, according to a release from the US Attorney's Office. 

A second search, a year later, revealed methamphetamine, scales and 52 more guns.  At least two of the weapons had been reported stolen.

Woolwine was previously convicted for unlawful wounding, a felony preventing him from possessing guns.

Woolwine will face up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced in Aug.