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Williamsville man with a record gets five-year federal term in weapons case

A Williamsville man was sentenced Thursday to five years in federal prison after being being found guilty of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

Norman Charnock, 51, who previously lived in Buffalo, served several state prison terms for weapons and robbery convictions and was paroled most recently in 2002. He was arrested on Aug. 7, 2013, when federal and state lawmen raided his Williamsville home and found a loaded revolver, rifle, 36 rounds of ammunition, prescription drugs and $1,400 in cash. Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T, Pimentel said the drugs found in Charnock’s safe were the same type Charnock had sold to an informant in July 2013.

U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara imposed the sentence.