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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, October 23, 2014
William J. Hochul, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Barbara Burns

Williamsville Man Sentenced on Firearm Charge

BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Norman Charnock, 51, of Williamsville, NY, who was convicted of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, was sentenced to 60 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T. Pimentel, who handled the case, stated that on August 7, 2013, federal and state law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the defendant’s Williamsville residence and found a rifle, 36 rounds of ammunition, an assortment of prescription drugs, and $1,400 cash all stored in a safe in the residence.  They also located a loaded revolver in the garage.  Among the prescription drugs found in the safe were drugs of the same type that Charnock had sold to a confidential informant three weeks prior to the search warrant. 

Today’s sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge James S. Higgins, New York Field Division, and by deputies of the United States Marshals Service, under the direction of Charles Salina.


New York Field Division