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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of New York

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Antoinette T. Bacon
, United States Attorney

Fulton County Felon Admits to Unlawfully Possessing Firearms

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Robert H. Stone, age 53, of Mayfield, New York, pled guilty today to unlawfully possessing three firearms as a felon and to possessing and intending to sell marijuana.

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 Acting Superintendent Kevin P. Bruen.

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, New York.

Stone faces up to 15 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of between 2 years and life, when he is sentenced on August 25, 2021 by Senior United States District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.

This case was investigated by ATF and the New York State Police, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emmet O’Hanlon.

New York Field Division