Pittsfield Man Found Guilty Of Drug & Firearm Offenses
Justice has been served once again, crime stoppers! A Pittsfield man was found guilty by a federal jury in Springfield on Thursday in connection with firearm and drug trafficking offenses.
WWLP/22 News Springfield is reporting 43-year-old Elvins Sylvestre of Pittsfield was convicted by a jury in Springfield federal court after a 3-day trial of possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession of cocaine, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking felony.
Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell for the District of Massachusetts announced Sylvestre faces up to life in prison, at least three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $1 million.
In November 2019, Sylvestre was found in possession of heroin and cocaine, a handgun, and more than 40 rounds of ammunition. Due to a previous felony conviction, it is illegal for Sylvestre to possess a weapon or ammunition of any kind.
Sentences were imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors. Sylvestre is scheduled to be sentenced in November.
Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn made the announcement along with acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell and Kelly D. Brady, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division.
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