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Verona Island Man Sentenced to Almost Seven Years on Firearms Charge

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

Contact:  Jim Moore
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Oscar Nunez, 28, of Verona Island, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 82 months in prison and three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Nunez pleaded guilty on January 20, 2015.

Court records reveal that on July 23, 2012, investigators found a High Point .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun during the execution of a search warrant at the defendant’s Verona Island residence.  A Maine State Police Crime Lab forensic analyst found the defendant’s DNA on the handgun.  The defendant was prohibited from possessing the handgun because of a prior felony conviction in New York for the criminal sale of a controlled substance.  Nunez’s sentence was longer because he used the handgun in connection with other crimes and he had a history of drug trafficking and possessing explosive devices.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office; the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency; the Maine State Police; and the Hancock and Penobscot County Sheriffs’ Departments.

Updated November 17, 2015

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