Schenectady man sentenced for firearm possession, marijuana

Muhammad Coleman, a 42 year-old Schenectady man, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for unlawful firearm possession as well as for possessing and conspiring to distribute about 20 pounds of marijuana.

Coleman had previously pled guilty to conspiring to sell marijuana from his Schenectady residence as well as to possessing a 10mm handgun despite the fact that he was a felon. As part of the plea deal Coleman agreed to forfeit nearly $320,000 in U.S. currency and over $100,000 worth of jewelry which had all been seized as proceeds from marijuana sales.

The case was investigated in part by the Capital District Drug Enforcement Task Force and prosecuted by the United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York Carla Freedman.