Buffalo Man Sentenced on Gun and Drug Charges
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Tyrone Nance, 32, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted following a jury trial of being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana, was sentenced to 36 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny. The defendant was also sentenced to another 18 months in prison for a violation of supervised release.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Frank T. Pimentel and Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who handled the case, stated that in November 2011, federal probation officers conducted a search of the defendant’s residence and car on Timon Avenue in Buffalo. Nance was on supervised release as a result of a 2009 conviction for conspiracy to distribute marijuana. During the search, officers recovered a shotgun hidden under the hood of the defendant’s car. They also recovered a quantity of marijuana from the freezer in the defendant’s residence. DNA analysis performed by the Erie County Forensics Laboratory tied the shotgun to the defendant.
The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the United States Probation Department, under the direction of Anthony SanGiacomo, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Resident Agent in Charge Frank Christiano.