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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 11, 2018

Convicted Felon Sentenced On Gun Charge

CONTACT:  Barbara Burns
PHONE:      (716) 843-5817
FAX #:         (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Aaron Lucas, aka B-Wise, 39, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of being a felon-in- possession of a firearm, was sentenced to serve 48 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan A. Tokash, who handled the case, stated that on October 25, 2015, a New York State search warrant was executed at the defendant’s Busti Avenue residence in Buffalo. Officers recovered a .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle.

Lucas was convicted in 2003 of a felony charge in state court and as a result was prohibited from legally possessing a firearm.  

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Byron Lockwood; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ashan Benedict, New York Field Division.

Updated June 12, 2018