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Plattsburgh Man Sentenced to 16 Months for Illegally Possessing Shotgun

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Marc T. Woodley., age 32, of Plattsburgh, New York, was sentenced today to 16 months in prison following his conviction for unlawfully possessing a shotgun.


The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian; Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and Plattsburgh Police Chief Ken Parkinson.


Woodley was sentenced for possessing a Mossberg shotgun on June 22, 2015 after he called Plattsburgh Police to report a burglary at his apartment. Responding officers found nearly a pound of marijuana and the shotgun in Woodley’s bedroom. A further search of Woodley’s apartment revealed multiple smoking devices and a digital scale. As part of the burglary investigation, officers determined that an additional one and a half pounds of marijuana had been stolen from Woodley. As a user of marijuana, a controlled substance, Woodley was federally prohibited from possessing the Mossberg shotgun.


Chief United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby also ordered Woodley to serve 3 years of post-imprisonment supervised release.


This case was investigated by the Plattsburgh Police Department with assistance from the ATF, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Collyer.

Updated March 30, 2017

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