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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Maine

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 20, 2019
Halsey B. Frank
, United States Attorney
Contact: Joel B. Casey, Assistant United States Attorney

Brewer Man Sentenced to Three Years for Lying to a Federal Firearms Dealer

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Floyd Chase, 49, of Brewer, Maine, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge Nancy Torresen to three years in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to make false statements to a federal firearms licensee.   He pled guilty on November 26, 2018.

According to court records, in late February 2018, Brewer police seized a .380 caliber handgun, crack and heroin while executing a narcotics trafficking search warrant at his residence.  A trace of the firearm revealed that it had been purchased about ten days earlier at an area firearms dealer. The ensuing investigation revealed that the defendant and at least two others agreed to lie to the dealer about who was the actual purchaser of the firearm, when, in fact, it was the defendant.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Brewer Police Department, with assistance provided by the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.

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