Gavin Wilcox Of Bennington, Vermont Sentenced 30 Months In Prison For Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

By Rebecca McGregor –

On Monday, Gavin Wilcox, 31, of Bennington, Vermont was sentenced to 30 months of imprisonment for unlawfully possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

United States District Judge William K. Sessions III also ordered Wilcox serve a 2-year term of supervised release after his incarceration.

On March 31, 2022, while investigating an unrelated report of violent crime, Bennington Police observed Wilcox engage in a suspected drug transaction in the Dollar General parking lot.  

Officers knew Wilcox to have an active arrest warrant for violations of his furlough, and therefore approached Wilcox to detain him.  

When Wilcox was handcuffed, he dropped 11 white bags wrapped in a rubber band, which contained fentanyl.  Wilcox’s backpack was seized and a subsequent search of the backpack revealed a stolen Smith & Wesson .357 magnum Pro Series revolver and drug paraphernalia.  

Wilcox has prior felony convictions for DUI-3 (2013) and heroin possession (2020).  These felony convictions prohibited Wilcox from possession of a firearm under federal law.

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