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Convicted Felon With Gun Range Membership And Ammunition Sentenced To Almost 10 Years


January 6, 2014

Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard today sentenced Maurice Futch (32, Middleburg) to nine years and ten months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of ammunition. 

Futch pleaded guilty to the charge on August 28, 2013.

According to court documents, officers with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and special agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) executed a search warrant at Futch’s home in Middleburg, on July 16, 2012. During the search, agents located over 50 rounds of 9mm ammunition, along with a drug scale and other narcotics paraphernalia. Agents also located a picture of Futch shooting a pistol at a local gun range and later discovered that Futch was, in fact, a member of the gun range. Futch had five prior felony convictions and is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law. 

This case was investigated by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, DEA and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Talbot.



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