A city man received a five-year prison sentence for weapon possession on Friday.
Nashier Meyers, 21-year-old, pleaded guilty to weapon possession on July 13. He has to serve three-and-half years before becoming eligible for parole.
On January 27, 2019, Meyers was arrested in possession of a gun outside 191 Madison Street. He intended to use the gun against a person named “L.D.” Since his arrest, Meyers has spent 284 days in Passaic County Jail. Those days will be credited towards his prison sentence.
“We’re reading about all the shootings that are occurring, and they don’t have to happen. I don’t understand what is going on with the youth in Paterson, why they’re shooting at each other and harming each other in the way that they are,” said Passaic County Superior Court judge Justine Niccollai in imposing the sentence. “I don’t understand why he [Meyers] needs to be involved in the violence on the streets, the way that he’s been involved in the violence on the street. Luckily, no one was killed in this particular circumstance, either himself or the victim.”
Meyers has found himself engaging in anti-social behavior as a teenager. He has a “minor” criminal offense from 2016 and a disorderly persons offense from 2017. He used marijuana twice a day from the age of 15. He stopped using the drug in 2017.
Meyers was kicked out of Eastside High School in the 11th grade for getting into a fight.
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