Norfolk man convicted of possession of Glock switches and Glock handgun in drug trafficking felony | USAO-EDVA


NORFOLK, Va. – A Norfolk man was sentenced today to 140 months in prison for possessing multiple Glock switches, or auto-trigger kits, which convert handguns into fully automatic machine guns, along with a handgun Glock that he used to protect his marijuana distribution efforts.

According to court documents, 28-year-old Karon Rayosha Howard sold Glock switches, or auto-grasp kits, which convert handguns into fully automatic machine guns. One of his clients, Shy’Quan Dodson, was a member of the Kai Gang who used a Glock machine gun in a shooting on July 18, 2021, in downtown Norfolk, then became involved in a high-speed chase. speed with police which resulted in his vehicle crashing. He threw the Glock out the car window, but officers retrieved it and saw that it had been illegally modified with a 3D-printed Glock switch, and evidence from Dodson’s phone indicated that Howard had sold it to him. the device.

On September 1, 2021, officers obtained and executed a search warrant for Howard’s residence, where they recovered two more Glock switches, another firearm, and packaged marijuana for distribution. Howard admitted to possessing all of the recovered contraband and told police, “I’m still going to go to jail for guns.” Do you feel me? I will have a gun on me.

Jessica D. Aber, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Ramin Fatehi, Norfolk Commonwealth Attorney; Charlie J. Patterson, Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and Norfolk Acting Chief of Police Mike Goldsmith made the announcement following the sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys William Jackson and Joe Depadilla, and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Graham Stolle prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release can be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Court documents and related information can be found on the website of the district court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER looking for case #2:22-cr-2.


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