A Rome man has been sentenced to 10 months of weekends in jail and a three year term of supervised release for illegally possessing a firearm as a felon.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says 33-year old Michael Dyer admitted to selling a 12 gauge shotgun and four boxes of ammunition to another person.

Dyer was convicted for the sale of a controlled substance in January 2016.

Authorities say Dyer also admitted that he told the buyer to create a bill of sale that omitted Dyer's involvement as the seller because Dyer could not sell the gun as a felon.

The case was investigated by the Oneida County Drug Enforcement Task Force and the ATF.

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