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Paterson Felon Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Trafficking and Unlawfully Possessing 16 Firearms

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

NEWARK, N.J. – A Paterson man with prior felony convictions was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for illegally transporting and selling 16 firearms for over $8,000 on four occasions beginning in July 2019, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. 

Floyd Henry, aka “HK,” 36, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden to an information charging him with one count of illegally engaging in the business of dealing in firearms and four counts of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

From July 15, 2019, through Sept. 25, 2019, Henry engaged in the business of dealing firearms, while not being a federally licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer.  On four occasions, in Passaic County, Henry sold or attempted to sell a total of 16 firearms, including two semi-automatic rifles, three revolvers, and 11 semi-automatic pistols, as well as over 100 rounds of ammunition, in exchange for over $8,000. Henry had purchased or obtained the firearms and ammunition in other states, transported them to New Jersey, and sold them to an individual in Passaic County.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Hayden sentenced Henry to three years of supervised release.

Acting U.S. Attorney Honig credited Special Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey L. Matthews in Newark; officers with the Passaic County Sherriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik; the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes; and the New Jersey State Police, under the direction of Col. Patrick J. Callahan, with the investigation leading to today’s arrest and charges.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher D. Amore of the U.S. Attorney’s National Security Unit in Newark.

Updated December 9, 2021

Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 21-573