Maryland man sentenced for sending firearm silencers, around 800 counterfeit pills to Roanoke

He faces time in federal prison for sending the silencers, pills to an undercover agent in the Star City, documents show


ROANOKE, Va. – A Maryland man is facing time in federal prison after he sold seven silencers to an undercover officer with he Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) who provided a Roanoke address, according to the United States Department of Justice.

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According to court documents, 57-year-old Milford Washington sold seven silencers to the undercover agent in 2022, and at the time of his arrest, was prepared to ship 13 more silencers to the Star City.

In addition to selling and shipping the silencers, Washington also sold around 800 counterfeit Percocet pills to the ATF, according to the DOJ. Some of those pills were designed to appear like authentic prescription meds, but further analysis showed the presence of fentanyl.

Earlier this year, Washington pleaded guilty to transporting an unregistered silencer in interstate commerce.

Washington was sentenced to 72 months in federal prison on Thursday, officials said.

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