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Man on probation pleads guilty to illegally possessing Glock switch

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Ohio

CINCINNATI – Damarion Boyd, 20, of Cincinnati, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to illegally possessing a fully automatic weapon.

Boyd possessed a 3D printed Glock switch, which converts a firearm into a fully automatic weapon and is considered a machine gun under federal law.

According to his plea documents, on March 21, 2023, Boyd’s probation officers conducted a home visit and executed a probation search.

Boyd made statements to conceal the location of his bedroom, but officers found a basement bedroom that had in it a poster-size photograph of Boyd and a friend, his graduation cap and gown and Boyd’s signed terms of probation from a few days earlier.

The officers discovered a black backpack in the basement bedroom with a loaded Glock firearm and attached conversion device.

Boyd was charged federally in May 2023.

Kenneth L. Parker, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Daryl S. McCormick, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), announced the guilty plea entered before Senior U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black. Assistant United States Attorneys Ryan A. Keefe and Ashley N. Brucato are representing the United States in this case.

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Updated November 20, 2023

Firearms Offenses