Zaquikon T. Roy Arrested in Lewiston, Maine, on Vermont Firearm Charge
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Zaquikon T. Roy, 35, of Brooklyn, New York, was arrested yesterday in Lewiston, Maine, on a criminal complaint issued in the District of Vermont, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Zaquikon made his initial appearance today on the Vermont complaint in U.S. District Court in Portland, Maine. U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Frink Wolf detained Roy and ordered him to be transferred to the District of Vermont for further proceedings.
According to court documents, in April 2021, the Vermont State Police recovered a firearm during the execution of a search warrant of a vehicle in Fair Haven, Vermont. This gun was traced back to Roy and it was determined that Roy possessed the firearm in connection with the distribution of cocaine. At the time Roy possessed the firearm, Roy had prior felony convictions.
If convicted of this offense, Roy faces a maximum sentence of 15 years imprisonment on the count alleged in the criminal complaint and a $250,000 fine. The actual sentence however, would be determined by the Court with guidance from the advisory Federal Sentencing Guidelines. The United States Attorney emphasizes that the charges in the complaint are merely accusations, and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they are proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Vermont State Police.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results. For more information about Project Safe Neighborhoods, please visit https://www.justice.gov/psn.
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Updated August 11, 2023
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