Buffalo Man Sentenced For Using A Controlled Substance While Possessing Firearm | USAO-WDNY


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BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Keyon Miller, 27, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm, was sentenced to serve 24 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Meghan E. Leydecker and Joseph M. Tripi, who handled the case, stated that prior to September 25, 2018, the defendant had posted videos of himself to social media holding what appears to be a chrome revolver. On September 25, 2018, the ATF and Buffalo Police Department executed a federal search warrant at 45 Easton Avenue in Buffalo. As law enforcement prepared to execute the search warrants, the Buffalo Police Swat team was utilized to make safe entry into the residence. At the rear of the house, investigators observed an object being thrown from a rear upper window. The object was identified as loaded .357 caliber revolver. As SWAT members made entry into the upper, they encountered co-defendant Kevin Miller and his mother. Defendant Keyon Miller was located coming out of the room from which the firearm was thrown out the window. DNA of both Keyon Miller, and a second co-defendant Kaylen Miller, was located on the revolver.
Keyon Miller admitted that he is an unlawful user of marijuana, having used marijuana for a period of years, such that he is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition.

Kaylen Miller was previously convicted and sentenced. Kevin Miller was also previously convicted and is awaiting sentencing.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. Devito, New York Field Division; the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Byron Lockwood; and the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, under the direction of under the direction of Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci. 

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