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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of New York
Trini E. Ross, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Florida Man Arrested, Charged with Firearms Trafficking

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Jeshua Lion Myers a/k/a Dually, 28, a citizen of Canada, the United States, and the Bahamas, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with trafficking in firearms, which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Adler, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, Myers stated to an individual working with Canadian law enforcement that he could fulfill large orders of firearms, which would be sourced at various stores and websites out of the United States and imported into Canada. Myers arranged to bring the firearms to the Buffalo area, so that they could then be smuggled into Canada, and sold with a massive profit margin. On December 20, 2023, Homeland Security Investigations Border Enforcement Security Task Force coordinated a controlled purchase of 19 firearms from Myers for $33,000. Myers also provided assorted magazines, ammunition, and other weapons components. Shortly after this purchase, Myers made arrangements to meet the individual working with Canadian law enforcement in Miami, Florida, to purchase additional firearms to be smuggled back to Canada.

Myers made an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer and was detained.

The complaint is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations Border Enforcement Security Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Scarpino, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), under the direction of Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge Bryan DiGirolamo, New York Field Division, and the Ontario Provincial Police. Additional Assistance was provided by Homeland Security Investigations, Miami, Florida.

The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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