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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bedford County Man Sentenced For Firearms Violation

Prosecution is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Schellsburg, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 36 months in prison, concurrent with any state sentence, and three years supervised release on his conviction of possession of unregistered destructive devices, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Stephen Edward Weaver, 57.

According to information presented to the court, on June 5, 2011, Weaver was in possession of unregistered destructive devices, specifically two pipe bombs.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie L. Haines prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Mr. Hickton commended the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop G Barracks, Bedford Barracks and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Weaver.

According to Mr. Hickton, this case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, a collaborative effort by federal, state and local law enforcement, agencies, prosecutors and communities to prevent, deter and prosecute gun crime.

Updated July 14, 2015