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A Buffalo man was sentenced Wednesday to 37 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny on a charge of weapon possession.

Marcus Adside, 24, was accused of illegally possessing a firearm while on parole supervision from a prior felony conviction.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch said Adside fled Buffalo police officers when they approached in November of 2010 and, during a foot chase, threw the firearm. Lynch said DNA testing later linked the defendant to the weapon.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Buffalo Police.