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August 6, 2007 - United States Attorney Patrick L. Meehan today announced that a grand jury has returned an indictment charging Marpio Adams with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1) and 924(e), and possession of cocaine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 844. The indictment charges that on November 7, 2006, Adams possessed a Bersa S.A. Thunder .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun, serial no. 532332, loaded with seven live rounds, and that Adams’s possession of the firearm was unlawful because he had previously been convicted of a crime punishable by more than one year imprisonment. The indictment further charges that on November 7, 2006, Adams possessed approximately 2.2 grams of cocaine.


DEFENDANT


ADDRESS


AGE [Date of Birth]

Marpio Adams

Philadelphia, PA

39 years old

If convicted the defendant faces a mandatory minimum sentence of fifteen years imprisonment, to a maximum of life imprisonment, followed by five years supervised release, and a fine of $250,000.

This case was investigated by the Philadelphia Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms. This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a federal initiative designed to identify and prosecute firearms offenders in federal court, where the defendant is likely to receive a substantial sentence upon conviction. The case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Emily McKillip.


UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
EASTERN DISTRICT, PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact:
RICH MANIERI
Media Contact
215.861.8525


*An Indictment or Information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

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