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

Monday, September 27, 2021

Troy Felon Charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Justin Smith, age 21, of Troy, New York, was ordered detained on Friday pending trial on a charge that he unlawfully possessed a firearm as a felon.

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Janeen DiGuiseppi, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The complaint alleges that Smith, a felon, possessed a handgun in Troy on or about March 5, 2021.  The charge in the complaint is merely an accusation.  The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of up to 3 years.  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 FBI and the Troy Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Dustin Segovia. 

Firearms Offenses
Updated September 27, 2021