Buffalo man convicted following jury trial of gun and drug charges
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Tyrone Nance, 32, of Buffalo, N.Y., was convicted following a jury trial of being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana. The charges carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Frank T. Pimentel and Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who handled the trial, 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 verdict 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.
Sentencing is scheduled for November 4, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. before Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny who presided over the trial.