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Maryland Man Sentenced to 96 Months in Federal Prison For Felon in Possession of Firearms

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 Wilbert Wilson, age 34 of Wilmington, was sentenced yesterday to 96 months in prison for one count of felon in possession of a firearm. U.S. District Maryellen Norieka pronounced the sentence.

According to court documents, on November 31, 2021, Wilson, a previously convicted felon and Megan’s Law registrant, delivered a handgun and drum kit with 20 rounds of ammunition to a confidential human source in exchange for $600. Following the firearm transaction, Wilson attempted to arrange the delivery of methamphetamine to the confidential human source but was unsuccessful.

U.S. Attorney Weiss stated, “Firearms offenses are a serious threat to our community’s safety. This office and our local and federal law enforcement partners work diligently to investigate and prosecute those who illegally sell firearms in our state. This sentence serves as a warning to anyone who unlawfully transfers firearms.”

“The sentence imposed should send a clear message that the FBI and our partners will not tolerate this type of illegal activity,” said Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Sobocinski of the FBI’s Baltimore Field Office. “We will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners to stop the flow of drugs into our neighborhoods and keep firearms out of the hands of those prohibited from being able to possess them.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin P. Pierce prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI's Delaware Violent Crime and Safe Streets Task Force. 

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. 1:22-cr-81.

Updated August 16, 2023

Firearms Offenses