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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lebanon Man Sentenced to 2½ Years For Illegal Possession of a Firearm

Contact: Michael J. Conley
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Lawrence Young, 54, of Lebanon, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge D. Brock Hornby to 2½ years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Young pleaded guilty on September 30, 2014.

According to court records, on May 1, 2014, Young was discovered hunting with a 16-gauge shotgun in the Acton, Maine area.  Young was prohibited from possessing firearms based on prior felony convictions for illegally possessing a firearm in 2013 and violating conditions of release in 2011. 
           
The investigation was conducted by the Maine State Police; the Maine Warden Service; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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Updated February 26, 2015