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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Georgia

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Convicted Felon Receives Maximum For Firearm Possession

Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that on February 14, 2018, Chief United States District Court Judge Clay D. Land sentenced Allandoe Cortez Boyd, age 37, of Columbus, GA, to 10 years imprisonment for the offense of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, the maximum sentence for this offense.

The evidence showed that on October 5, 2016, Columbus, GA, police officers served a search warrant at Boyd’s residence in connection with alleged possession of stolen car parts.  During the course of the search, officers recovered several car parts cannibalized from stolen vehicles.  Additionally, they seized four firearms, including an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle with a 50 round magazine.  All four weapons were fully loaded.  Adjacent to one of the firearms, police found a quantity of heroin, a digital scale, and various packaging materials.  In a back bedroom of the residence, officers found a backpack containing over 400 rounds of rifle, handgun, and shotgun ammunition.

Mr. Boyd has at least six prior felony convictions dating back to 1999.

“A man who is obviously a career criminal possessing  four loaded weapons, one of them semi-automatic rifle loaded with a 50 round magazine, along with hundreds of rounds of ammunition, apparently to protect his illegal stash of drugs and stolen property, Mr. Boyd is the exact person Congress had in mind when it made possession of a firearm by a convicted felon illegal.  We are pleased to see him receive the maximum sentence in this case.” said United States Attorney Peeler.

This investigation was conducted by the Columbus Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Melvin E. Hyde.

Questions concerning this case should be directed to Pamela Lightsey, United States Attorney’s Office, at (478) 621-2603.

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