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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Federal Jury Convicts Fort Worth Man on Drug and Firearm Charges

FORT WORTH, Texas — Following a one-day trial, a federal jury has convicted Lamone Ivory, 46, of Fort Worth, Texas, of multiple drug and firearm offenses, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

Specifically, on Monday a federal jury convicted Ivory on one count of felon in possession of a firearm, one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance, two counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and one count of possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime.  Ivory is scheduled to be sentenced on August 31, 2018, by U.S. District Judge John McBryde.

According to evidence presented at trial, on March 30, 2017, law enforcement executed a search warrant at a Fort Worth residence. As officers approached the rear of the residence, they saw a black object being thrown from a rear window, into the backyard. The black object was seized and determined to be a stolen firearm.

When officers entered the residence they encountered Ivory and Michael Demon Nixon. A search of the home revealed a variety of illegal drugs, including, heroin, marijuana, cocaine, and crack cocaine. Officers also found and seized four firearms.

Ivory has at least two felony convictions, one of which is a 1994 Tarrant County conviction for murder, for which Ivory received eighteen years in prison.

The defendants’ sentence will be determined by the court after a review of the federal sentencing guidelines and factors unique to the case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. 

The Fort Worth Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Megan Fahey and Shawn Smith are prosecuting the case.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Contact: 
Lisa Slimak 214-659-8600 Lisa.Slimak@usdoj.gov
Updated April 4, 2018