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Press Release

Federal Prison Sentence for Possession of Loaded Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Delaware

WILMINGTON, Del. – David C. Weiss, U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced that Nylere Stanford, 28, was sentenced yesterday to 46 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark on the charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.   

According to court documents, on October 24, 2019, the U.S. Marshals First State Fugitive Task Force and Wilmington Police Department (WPD) conducted a search of Stanford’s residence while executing an arrest warrant for him.  Law enforcement recovered a loaded silver and black Taurus PT 24/7 9 mm handgun from the couch where the defendant had been resting.

U.S. Attorney Weiss stated, “The prevalence of gun crimes continues to plague our community. Consequently, investigating, and prosecuting individuals who illegally possess firearms is a priority for my office. I would like to thank our law enforcement partners for their diligence in investigating this case.”

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael McTaggart prosecuted the case.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, with assistance from WPD and the U.S. Marshals First State Fugitive Task Force, conducted the investigation. 

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the District of Delaware or on PACER by searching for Case No. 20-062-MN. 

Updated February 3, 2022

Firearms Offenses