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Niagara Falls man sentenced for possession of pistol

A Niagara Falls man was sentenced to 24 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara after the man was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Adler said Antonio Carr, 25, had the gun at a friend's apartment when Niagara County probation officers performed a home visit for the apartment resident.

Officers saw Carr leave the apartment with a blue jacket in his hand, which he gave to a resident in another apartment, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. That person denied having the jacket, then handed it over. An officer discovered a .380 caliber pistol in an inside pocket of the jacket, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Carr has a previous felony conviction in Niagara County Court and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

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