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Buffalo man sentenced for being felon in possession of a gun


BUFFALO -- Casidus Carr, 31, of Buffalo, who was convicted of being a felon-in-possession of a gun, was sentenced to 30 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Adler, who handled the case, stated that during the January 16, 2015, execution of a search warrant at Carr’s residence on Dunlop Avenue in Buffalo, law enforcement officers discovered a loaded firearm and ammunition. The defendant was prohibited from legally possessing such firearm by virtue of his conviction, in 2005, for Manslaughter in the First Degree, in New York State Court.    

The sentencing is the result of an investigation on the part of law enforcement officers of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Street Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Cohen, and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Timothy Howard.