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Troy Felon Sentenced for Ammunition Possession

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Adam Middleton, age 40, of Troy, New York, was sentenced today to 12 months and a day in prison for the unlawful possession of ammunition.  United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Ketty Larco-Ward, Postal Inspector in Charge of the Boston Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), made the announcement.

Middleton admitted that on December 7, 2021, he possessed a Glock magazine loaded with 17 rounds of 9 mm ammunition, in addition to numerous additional rounds of ammunition, at his residence in Troy.  At the time, Middleton had a felony conviction for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.  Under federal law, that conviction prevented Middleton from lawfully possessing the ammunition.

Senior United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe also ordered Middleton to serve a 1-year term of supervised release when he is released from prison.  

This case was investigated by the USPIS and its Capital Region Task Force, led by the USPIS and including the Albany Police Department, the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, and the Schenectady Police Department, as well as the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin S. Clark.

Updated April 5, 2023

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