Felon Pleads Guilty to Weapon Charge After Deputies Find Gun in Toy Car

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 46-year-old Shaun Stevenson of Buffalo pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree.

On June 30, 2017, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the defendant’s apartment on Junior Avenue in the City of Buffalo. Once inside, deputies found a gun inside of a toy car that the defendant’s grandchildren played with. A small amount of cocaine and marijuana was also found inside the apartment.

Stevenson, a second violent felony offender, faces 7 years in prison followed by 5 years of post-release supervision when he is sentenced on Monday, September 10 at 9:30 a.m.

DA Flynn commends the investigative work of Deputy Tim Donovan, Deputy Billy Granville, Deputy Greg McCarthy, Deputy Pat McMahon, Deputy Adam Imiola and Deputy James Delacy of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Frank A. Strano of the DA’s Felony Trials Bureau and Bureau Chief Lynette M. Reda.