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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 14, 2017

Richmond Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Gun and Drug Crimes

RICHMOND, Va. – A Richmond man was sentenced today to 30 years in prison for gun and drug trafficking crimes.

Daymont Underwood, 31, was convicted by a federal jury of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime on April 5. According to court records and evidence presented at trial, Daymont Underwood, 31, of Richmond, was pulled over by the Richmond Police on Oct. 20, 2015, for a traffic violation. Underwood attempted to flee on foot and engaged in a struggle with officers. During the struggle, a loaded .45 caliber handgun fell from Underwood’s waistband. A search of Underwood’s vehicle revealed 78 grams of high-grade marijuana, a digital scale, and sandwich baggies. Law enforcement later determined that Underwood was a convicted felon.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Michael B. Boxler, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Washington Field Division; and Alfred Durham, Chief of Richmond Police, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge M. Hannah Lauck. Assistant U.S. Attorney Erik S. Siebert prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:16-cr-18.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Contact: 
Joshua Stueve Director of Communications joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated July 17, 2017