York Man Sentenced to 2 Years on Firearm Charges
Contact: Daniel J. Perry
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Justin
Burleigh, 27, of York, Maine, was sentenced today in United States District Court by Judge D.
Brock Hornby to 2 years in prison for illegal possession of a firearm by a drug addict and
possession of a stolen firearm. Burleigh pled guilty to the charges on February 28, 2013.
Court records show that on February 14, 2012, Burleigh burglarized a residence in
Shapleigh, Maine, stealing, among other things, a Glock .40 cal. pistol. About a week later,
following another burglary in the area, police discovered fresh footprints in the snow leading
from the site of the burglary to a nearby residence. Police searched this residence, found
numerous items of stolen property, and learned that the people residing at the residence were
using and distributing heroin. Burleigh was present at the time of this search and admitted
stealing the firearm, being addicted to heroin, and trading the firearm for drugs shortly after he
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives;
the Maine State Police; and the York County Sheriff’s Office.
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