Illegal gun dealer sentenced in federal court

Errick Roscoe (Source: USAOHS)
Errick Roscoe (Source: USAOHS)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Errick Roscoe, 22, of Cincinnati was sentenced in United States District Court to more than 6 1/2 years in federal prison for illegally selling firearms and possessing crack cocaine.

Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Robert Browning, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, announced the sentence imposed yesterday by Senior United States District Judge Sandra S. Beckwith.

Roscoe pleaded guilty on September 7, 2011 to one count of dealing in firearms without a license and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base in an amount exceeding 28 grams.  Roscoe sold approximately 95.65 grams of cocaine base as well as six firearms to a confidential informant through several transactions spanning a 35-day period in April and May of 2011.

Two of the weapons Roscoe sold were semi-automatic assault rifles.  On one occasion, Roscoe provided a "banana clip" (large capacity magazine) to be used with the assault rifle.  Many of the weapons Roscoe sold were loaded with ammunition.

A federal grand jury indicted Roscoe in August 2011 and ATF agents arrested him based on that indictment. Roscoe has been in custody since his arrest.

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