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Lewis County Man Sentenced to 101 Months on Drug and Firearms Convictions

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
Victor Ehlers Dealt Methamphetamine, and Possessed a Machinegun and Silencers

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Victor Ehlers, age 37, of Lyons Falls, New York, and Lowville, New York, was sentenced today to serve 101 months in prison, followed by a 3 year term of supervised release, for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute it, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possession of firearms and ammunition by a drug user. 

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith, Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Field Division, and New York State Police Superintendent Keith Corlett.

In March 2018, Ehlers manufactured and sold methamphetamine out of his home in Lyons Falls, New York.  Ehlers kept multiple firearms in his home, among other reasons to further his drug trafficking activities.  Included among Ehlers’s firearms were a machinegun and silencers in operating condition. 

This case was investigated by the DEA, the New York State Police-Community Narcotics Enforcement Team (NYSP-CNET), the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Gadarian, with assistance from the Lewis County District Attorney’s Office.

Updated August 20, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses