ALBANY, NEW YORK – Robert H. Stone, 54, of Mayfield, New York, was sentenced today to 39 months in prison for illegal possession of three firearms as a criminal and possession of marijuana for the purpose of 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.
U.S. Senior District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn also sentenced Stone to three years of supervised release upon release from prison.
As part of his guilty plea on April 28, 2021, Stone, who has previously been convicted of drug and weapons offenses, admitted that in October 2020 he owned two shotguns and a shotgun. his Gloversville home, and 3.8 kilograms of marijuana and 1,395 rounds of pistols, rifles and shotguns on his 46-acre property in Mayfield.
This case was investigated by the ATF and 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 that has been shown to be effective in reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a wide range 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 its enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with local prevention and reintegration programs for sustainable crime reduction.