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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 5, 2018

North Charleston Man Sentenced on Federal Firearms Charges

Columbia, South Carolina---- United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that Sinclair Gibbs, age 31, of North Charleston, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court in Charleston, South Carolina, for one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  United States District Judge Richard M. Gergel, of Charleston, sentenced Gibbs to 57 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. 

Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that on March 22, 2016, the North Charleston Police Department went to Gibbs’ residence to serve an arrest warrant on him. Inside Gibb’s residence, officers found a loaded .45 caliber handgun, along with cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana. Gibbs’ prior record includes multiple felony drug convictions

The case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the North Charleston Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Nick Bianchi of the Charleston office prosecuted the case.

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
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Contact: 
Nick Bianchi (843) 727-4381
Updated February 5, 2018