For Immediate Release - November 21, 2013

Lowenstein found guilty, sentencing on Tuesday

An Amherst man was found guilty this afternoon in Berkshire Superior Court on drug and firearm charges.  The jury deliberated for about 1 hour before returning its verdict against 23 year old DANIEL B. LOWENSTEIN. 

LOWENSTEIN was found guilty on one (1) count of POSSESSION OF A SAWED-OFF SHOTGUN, one (1) count of POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION WITHOUT A FIREARM IDENTIFICATION CARD, one (1) count of POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WITH A DEFACED SERIAL NUMBER, three (3) counts of DISTRIBUTION OF MARIJUANA and one (1) count of POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE.  Judge John Agostini ordered that he be held without bail pending sentencing which will occur on Tuesday, November 26th at 2 p.m.    

LOWENSTEIN sold marijuana to an undercover police officer in Great Barrington on February 23, 2013, March 2, 2013 and March 9, 2013 and was in possession of marijuana with intent to sell the drug in Great Barrington on March 9, 2013.  The other charges occurred in Great Barrington on March 9, 2013.

One (1) count of OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS was dismissed at the request of the Commonwealth. 

The investigation was conducted by members of the Great Barrington and Sheffield Police Departments, members of the Berkshire County Drug Task Force.