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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Greeneville Man Sentenced For Federal Gun Offense

Greeneville, Tenn. – On February 3, 2020, Brandon David Meacham, 37, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, was sentenced by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Greeneville. 

As part of the plea agreement, Meacham pled guilty to one count of being a convicted felon in the unlawful possession of a firearm.  Meacham was sentenced to 63 months in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, followed by three years’ supervised release. 

Meacham was arrested in 2018, following a traffic stop by a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy.  Meacham, who had been convicted of armed robbery in Wisconsin, was found to be in possession of a loaded .380 caliber, semi-automatic pistol. 

The prosecution resulted from an investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). 

Assistant United States Attorney J. Gregory Bowman represented the United States.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a comprehensive national strategy that creates local partnerships with law enforcement agencies to effectively enforce existing gun laws.  It provides more options to prosecutors, allowing them to utilize local, state, and federal laws to ensure that criminals who commit gun crime face tough sentences.  PSN gives each federal district the flexibility it needs to focus on individual challenges that a specific community faces.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Contact: 
Rachelle Barnes Public Information Officer (865) 545-4167
Updated February 5, 2020