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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Glens Falls Man Admits Illegal Gun Sale

ALBANY, NEW YORK – David H. Carlton, age 47, of Glens Falls, New York, pled guilty today to selling a firearm to a felon.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); and New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II.

As part of his plea, Carlton admitted that in the spring of 2016, he sold a Mossberg shotgun to George Allen, whom he knew to be a felon.  Carlton purchased the shotgun online for $175 and sold it to Allen for $250.  Allen was found with the shotgun – which was loaded -- in his vehicle during a traffic stop by New York State Police on August 1, 2016 in Queensbury, New York.

Allen pled guilty on June 5, 2017 to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and is scheduled to be sentenced on April 3, 2018.  Carlton’s sentencing is scheduled for August 1, 2018 before Senior United States District Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr..

Carlton and Allen each face up to 10 years in prison, up to 3 years of post-imprisonment supervised release, and a maximum $250,000 fine.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors. 

This case is being investigated by the ATF and the New York State Police, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Collyer.

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