BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Two men caught with loaded weapons face long prison terms when they are sentenced next month.
In separate cases, Donneer Wilson, 25, of Buffalo and Derrick Wiggins, 36, of Cheektowaga both pleaded guilty Monday to illegally possessing handguns.
Wilson could face up to 30 years in prison for two counts of second degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Prosecutors say in March 2012, Wilson tried to get rid of a loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol while being pulled over by Buffalo Police. He was released pending a court appearance, but failed to show up for his trial.
Police found Wilson at a drug house in April 2014 with another loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol.
Wiggins has a long rap sheet dating back to when he was 16-years-old. He was caught in January 2014 attempting to discard his .45 caliber pistol while being chased by Buffalo Police.
He pleaded guilty to second degree criminal possession of a weapon, and prosecutors say this is the third time he has been caught with a weapon.
The Erie County District Attorney’s Office says when Wiggins was 21, he was sentenced to four to 12 years for two felony counts. The same judge who sentenced him then will also sentence him for this latest felony.
When Wiggins is sentenced in September, he could face up to 15 years in prison.