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St. Petersburg Man Pleads Guilty To Possessing Ammunition As A Convicted Felon

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Tampa, FL - United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Dartis Cobb (35, St. Petersburg) has pleaded guilty to possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. Cobb faces up to 15 years in federal prison. He has agreed to forfeit the ammunition traceable to the offense. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

According to court documents, on August 13, 2022, Cobb was pulled over during a traffic stop. During a search of Cobb’s vehicle, a firearm and ammunition were located. As a previously convicted felon, Cobb is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tampa Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Samantha Newman. The forfeiture is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Suzanne Nebesky.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Updated March 22, 2023

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