ALBANY, NEW YORK – Robert H. Stone, age 54, of Mayfield, New York, was sentenced today to serve 39 months in prison for unlawfully possessing three firearms as a felon and to possessing marijuana for the purpose of distribution.
The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon; John B. DeVito, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF); and New York State Police Superintendent Kevin P. Bruen.
Senior United States District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn also sentenced Stone to a 3-year term of supervised release upon his release from prison.
As part of his guilty plea on April 28, 2021, Stone, who has prior felony convictions for drug and weapons offenses, admitted that in October 2020, he possessed two shotguns and a rifle at his residence in Gloversville, and 3.8 kilograms of marijuana and 1,395 rounds of pistol, rifle and shotgun ammunition on his 46-acre property in Mayfield.
This case was investigated by ATF and the New York State Police, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emmet O’Hanlon.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.