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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Ohio

For Immediate Release

Monday, October 1, 2018
Justin E. Herdman
, United States Attorney
Contact: Mike Tobin

Barberton Man with History of Drug Convictions Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Firearms Crimes

A Barberton man with a history of drug convictions was sentenced to 10 years in prison for firearms crimes.
 
Sergio Watson, 27, was sentenced to 10 years in prison by U.S. District Judge John Adams. Watson was previously found guilty of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.
 
Watson on April 19 possessed four pistols loaded with ammunition: a Springfield Armory XD 40 .40 caliber pistol, a stolen Smith and Wesson SW40VE .40 caliber pistol, a Ruger SR9C 9mm pistol and a stolen Titan Manufacturing .25 caliber pistol. Watson had previous convictions for burglary, heroin trafficking, aggravated drug trafficking, having weapons while under disability, cocaine possession and other crimes, according to court documents.
 
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Howell following an investigation by the Akron Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Ohio Adult Parole Authority.
 
Field Division: Columbus Field Division