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North Country Felon Sentenced for Weapons Possession

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York
Felony Sex Offender Had 8 Firearms and Over 1,700 Rounds of Ammunition

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK –James L. Archer, Sr., age 52, of Au Sable Forks, New York, was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for possessing firearms and ammunition as a felon.


The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian; United States Marshal David McNulty of the Northern District of New York; Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); and Clinton County Sheriff David Favro.


On August 22, 2016, members of the United States Marshals Service, ATF, and Clinton County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at Archer’s residence in Ausable Forks and found 8 firearms and approximately 1,757 rounds of ammunition hidden on the property. As a result of felony sex abuse convictions, Archer was prohibited from possessing the firearms and ammunition.


Senior United States District Judge Norman A. Mordue also ordered Archer to serve 3 years of post-imprisonment supervised release.


This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service, ATF, and the Clinton County Sherriff’s Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Collyer.

Updated March 30, 2017

Firearms Offenses