Marion Man Sentenced for Weapons Charges
BOSTON – A Marion man was sentenced today in connection with illegally possessing a revolver, a sawed-off shotgun and ammunition.
Jeffrey E. Tosca, Jr., 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release. In March 2016, on the second day of trial, Tosca pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and possession of an unregistered firearm.
On Sept. 14, 2013, Tosca made threats over the phone from his home in Marion to shoot members of law enforcement, his father and others. Law enforcement, including a SWAT team, quickly responded and took steps to secure the area. Several hours later, law enforcement officers arrested Tosca without incident and seized a fully loaded revolver and a 12 gauge sawed-off shot gun, and over 100 pieces of assorted ammunition discovered in a storage container buried on the grounds of his residence.
Tosca had previously been convicted on multiple criminal charges, including 2012 and 2010 convictions on state weapons charges, a 2010 conviction for possession of narcotics, knowingly receiving stolen property and resisting arrest, and convictions in 2005 and 2006 for possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Daniel J. Kumor, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Colonel Richard D. McKeon, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, made the announcement today. The Marion Police Department and the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department also assisted with the investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus and Mary B. Murrane of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.