Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Carlos E. Mendoza today sentenced Anthony Jeroid Cue (47, Daytona Beach) to 15 years in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Cue’s prior criminal history, which includes convictions for several serious drug offenses, subjected him to enhanced penalties pursuant to the Armed Career Criminal Act. He pleaded guilty on October 27, 2016.
According to court documents, over the course of several months, Cue arranged for the sale of illegal narcotics and three firearms to a confidential informant. Following Cue’s arrest, agents recovered an additional five firearms that Cue had stored away from his residence.
This case was investigated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Daytona Beach Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Embry J. Kidd.
This is another case prosecuted as a part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” Program - a nationwide, gun-violence reduction strategy. United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III, along with Daryl R. McCrary, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, is coordinating the Project Safe Neighborhoods effort here in the Middle District of Florida in cooperation with federal, state, and local law enforcement officials. It is also a part of ATF’s Frontline strategy to reduce violent crime in communities.