For Immediate Release - November 26, 2013

Lowenstein will serve 3 years in jail

An Amherst man, found guilty November 21st, was sentenced this afternoon in Berkshire Superior Court.  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 serve a 2 year sentence at the Berkshire County House of Correction on the charge of POSSESSION OF A SAWED-OFF SHOTGUN.  LOWENSTEIN was given a 1 year house of correction sentence, to be served on and after the first sentence on one (1) count of DISTRIBUTION OF MARIJUANA.  He was placed on 2 years probation on the charge of POSSESSION OF A FIREARM WITH A DEFACED SERIAL NUMBER.  LOWENSTEIN was given concurrent house of correction time on the other charges.           

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 possession of a sawed off shotgun and other charges occurred in Great Barrington on March 9, 2013.

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

(Note:  LOWENSTEIN will have to serve 3 years at the Berkshire County House of Correction.)