Alabama man sentenced to prison after transporting semi-automatic pistols to New York

Published 11:01 am Tuesday, December 15, 2020

An Alabama man has been sentenced to 3.5 years in prison after buying guns in the state and transporting them to Buffalo, according to the Erie County District Attorney’s Office in New York

Jeffrey Lewis, 29,of Birmingham, was arrested in September 2018. While police searched his vehicle during a traffic stop on Hempstead Ave., they found four semi-automatic pistols.

In October 2019, Lewis pleaded guilty to a felony count of criminal possession of a weapon.

In addition to his prison sentence, Lewis will spend 2.5 years under post-release supervision.