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

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Felon In Possession of Ammunition Sentenced To Five Years

Ft. Myers, Florida – United States District Court Judge John A. Steele has sentenced Edward Bergen (29, Cape Coral) to 60 months’ imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for one count of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Bergen was indicted on January 22, 2014.

According to court documents, a search warrant was executed at Bergen’s residence in December of 2013. Located inside a locked safe in his bedroom were 81 rounds of ammunition and marijuana. At the time of the offense, Bergen was a previously convicted felon, and therefore was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.

Bergen operated a Facebook page entitled “Snitch Stoppers 239” in which he identified individuals cooperating with law enforcement and offered rewards to others who identify “snitches” to him for publication on his webpage.  Bergen has remained in custody since his arrest on December 13, 2013.

This case was investigated by the Cape Coral Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration – Fort Myers Resident Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tama Koss Caldarone.

Updated February 20, 2015