ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca man William Marshall pled guilty to federal gun and drug felonies on Tuesday. Marshall admitted to possessing over a pound of marijuana with the intent to distribute it, and to possessing a loaded Lorcin .380 mm caliber semiautomatic handgun, which was reported stolen from Norfolk, Virginia in 2014.
The handgun was discovered through a search warrant on Aug. 18, 2021, by Ithaca Police at Marshall’s residence in Ithaca, along with marijuana. Marshall agreed to forfeit $37,064 in cash as a part of his guilty plea.
Marshall is scheduled to face sentencing on Jun. 8, in Binghamton, New York. He is facing up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for his conviction of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. For his conviction of possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute, he faces up to 5 years in prison, and a fine of up to $250,000.
In 2002, Marshall was convicted on felony charges for possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, for which he served eight years in prison.
The case is being investigated by the City of Ithaca Police Department, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, with assistance from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives