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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Evergreen Man Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Federal Gun Charge Out of Covington County

            Montgomery, Alabama – On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, Mitchell Evan Gandy, a 32-year-old man from Evergreen, Alabama, was sentenced to 48 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. Following his prison sentence, Gandy will be on supervised release for three years.

            Gandy was indicted by a federal grand jury in August 2018 on one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He pleaded guilty to that charge on January 29, 2020.

            According to court records, on February 14, 2018, a deputy stopped Gandy for speeding while he was traveling in Covington County. When the deputy approached to speak to the driver, he detected a strong smell of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and asked him to step out of the car. When law enforcement officers searched the vehicle, they found two handguns—­ a Glock 9mm and a Zastava 7.62mm. Gandy has multiple felony convictions and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

            The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Covington County Sheriff’s Office investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Wendell prosecuted this case.

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Updated May 4, 2020