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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA

CHARLOTTESVILLE DIVISION


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,



v.


EDISON PILGRIM CRAWFORD.


























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Criminal Case No. 3:02cr00042-1

2255 MEMORANDUM OPINION

By: Norman K. Moon
United States District Judge





Edison Pilgrim Crawford, a federal inmate proceeding pro se, filed a motion to vacate, set aside,

or correct sentence, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255, challenging his 2005 conviction and sentence. Upon

review of the record, the court finds that Crawford’s instant § 2255 motion must be dismissed as an

unauthorized, successive motion.



Crawford challenges his 180-month sentence for possessing a firearm as a felon and possessing

marijuana. Court records indicate that Crawford previously filed a § 2255 motion regarding the same

conviction and sentence, which I denied. See Docket Nos. 111, 128, and 129. I may consider a second

or successive § 2255 motion only upon specific certification from the United States Court of Appeals for

the Fourth Circuit that the claims in the motion meet certain criteria. See § 2255(h). As Crawford has

not submitted any evidence of having obtained certification from the Court of Appeals to file a second

or successive § 2255 motion, I must dismiss his motion as successive.1



The Clerk is directed to send copies of this Memorandum Opinion and the accompanying Order

to the parties.

ENTER: This 19th day of September, 2013.


















1 Petitioner is hereby advised of the procedure for obtaining certification from the United States Court of Appeals for
the Fourth Circuit to have this court review a successive § 2255 motion. Petitioner must submit a copy of the
successive § 2255 motion to the Court of Appeals, along with a motion requesting a three-judge panel certification that
the district court may review the successive § 2255 motion. See 28 U.S.C. § 2244. A Fourth Circuit form and
instructions for filing this motion are available from the Fourth Circuit at the following address: Office of the Clerk,
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 900 E. Main St., Richmond, VA 23219.