Rockwood Man Sentenced to 2½ Years for
Unlawful Possession of Firearms
Contact: James M. Moore
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Jerome Gordon
Richards, 27, of Rockwood, Maine, was sentenced on Friday in U.S. District Court in Bangor by Chief
Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr., to 2½ years of imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for being an
illegal drug user in possession of a firearm. He was also fined $2,000.
Court records reveal that in October, 2008, Richards was an illegal user of heroin and cocaine
when, during execution of a search warrant, he was found in possession of six firearms, including five
firearms stolen from a residence in Dexter, Maine. Testimony, witness statements and photographs
admitted during the sentencing hearing revealed that Richards used one of the firearms, a Ruger .357
magnum caliber revolver, in connection with a felony sexual assault.
The investigation was conducted jointly by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives, the Waterville Police Department and the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.
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