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Asheboro Man Pleads Guilty to Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

GREENSBORO, N.C. - An Asheboro man on probation pleaded guilty on February 16, 2023, to a felony firearm offense.

Montrese Antwan Snuggs, age 35, pleaded guilty to felon in possession of a firearm, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(a)(g)(A) and 924(a)(2).

According to court-filed documents, Snuggs was on supervised probation after pleading guilty in 2021 to state charges for attempted trafficking heroin, possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, felony possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, and felony possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin.

Sentencing is scheduled to take place on May 30, 2023, at 9:30 am in Greensboro Courtroom Number Three before the Honorable Catherine C. Eagles. At sentencing, Snuggs faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a period of supervised release of up to three years, and monetary penalties.

Sandra J. Hairston, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, made the announcement. Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, and Asheboro Police Department investigated the case. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Ann Courtney.

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.

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Updated February 17, 2023