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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Boston Man Sentenced for Dealing Firearms

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for dealing firearms.

Deon Young, 33, of Hyde Park, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to two years in prison and three years of supervised release. In January 2018, Young was convicted of one count of conspiracy to sell firearms without a license and one count of dealing in firearms without a federal license. 

On Sept. 19, 2016, without being licensed to do so, Young and co-conspirator Troy Armstrong sold a Colt .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol to a cooperating witness working with federal law enforcement. On Oct. 4, 2016, Young and Armstrong again sold a firearm - a Hi-Point model, .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol - to the same cooperating witness. Both illegal transactions took place in the Bunker Hill Housing Authority neighborhood of Charlestown and were captured on covert surveillance cameras. 

In September 2017, Armstrong was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Mickey D. Leadingham, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Lori Holik, Chief of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit, and Nicholas Soivilien, also of the Major Crimes Unit, prosecuted the case.

Firearms Offenses
Updated April 10, 2018