IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
EDISON PILGRIM CRAWFORD.
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.