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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 25, 2018

Syracuse Man Sentenced to 87 Months on Gun and Drug Offenses

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Calvin Weaver, age 27, of Syracuse, was sentenced yesterday to serve 87 months in prison, as well as a 3-year term of supervised release, in connection with his convictions for being a  felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, and simple possession of cocaine.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), New York Field Division; and Frank Fowler, Chief of the Syracuse Police Department.

Weaver pled guilty to all three charges following a decision by Chief U.S. District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby denying Weaver’s motion to suppress evidence found on the day of his arrest by Syracuse Police.  As part of his guilty plea, Mr. Weaver admitted that on February 15, 2016, after he had been convicted of a felony, the defendant possessed a handgun with an obliterated serial number as well as a small amount of cocaine.

This case was investigated by the ATF and the Syracuse Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert S. Levine.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated May 27, 2018