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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
Thursday, December 8, 2022

Watervliet Felon Sentenced for Possessing a Firearm and Ammunition

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Calvin Strong, age 30, of Watervliet, New York, was sentenced today to 85 months in prison for possessing a handgun and ammunition as a previously convicted felon. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and John B. DeVito, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

As part of his prior guilty plea, Strong admitted that on November 23, 2021, he possessed a Glock Model 23CGEN4, .40 caliber pistol and 15 rounds of ammunition that were recovered during a search of his Watervliet residence by the United States Probation Office for the Northern District of New York. Strong was prohibited from possessing the firearm and ammunition due to a previous felony conviction involving a firearm.

Senior United States District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. also ordered Strong to pay a $7,500 fine and imposed a 3-year term of supervised release, which will start after Strong is released from prison.

This case was investigated by the ATF with assistance from the United States Probation Office for the Northern District of New York, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Watervliet Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Belliss.

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