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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Buffalo Man Sentenced on Gun Charge

BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Marcus Adside, 24, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, was sentenced to 37 months in prison and two years of supervised release by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch, who handled the sentencing, stated that on November 26, 2010, the defendant illegally possessed a firearm while under New York Parole supervision stemming from a prior felony conviction. On the day of his arrest, Adside fled from Buffalo Police officers who were approaching him. During a foot chase, the defendant threw the firearm, however, later DNA testing linked Adside defendant to the firearm.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by Special Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Frank Christiano, Special Agent in Charge and the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda.

Updated November 18, 2014