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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of New York
For Immediate Release
Carla B. Freedman, United States Attorney
Monday, December 5, 2022

Troy Felon Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Possession of Ammunition

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Adam Middleton, age 40, of Troy, New York, pled guilty today to unlawfully possessing ammunition as a felon. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Ketty Larco-Ward, Postal Inspector in Charge of the Boston Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS).

Middleton admitted that on December 7, 2021, he possessed a Glock magazine loaded with 17 rounds of 9 mm ammunition, in addition to numerous additional rounds of ammunition, at his residence in Troy. At the time, Middleton had a prior felony conviction for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree. Under federal law, that conviction prevented Middleton from lawfully possessing the ammunition.

When Senior United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe sentences Middleton on April 4, 2023, Middleton faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of up to 3 years. 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 the USPIS and its Capital Region Task Force, led by the USPIS and including the Albany Police Department, the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, and the Schenectady Police Department. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) also assisted in this investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin S. Clark.

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