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Addict in Possession of a Firearm Sentenced

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

Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Anthony L. Taylor, 34, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha, Nebraska, as an addict in possession of a firearm.  Chief United States District Court Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Taylor to 30 months’ imprisonment.  There is no parole in the federal system.  After his release from federal prison, he will begin a 3-year term of supervised release.

On April 10, 2020, at the 40th block of Curtis Ave, Omaha, a confidential source working for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive, purchased a Taurus handgun and THC vape cartridges from Taylor.  During this time period, Taylor was a regular user of illegal drugs including marijuana, which prohibited him from being in possession of a firearm or ammunition.

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.  This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive and the Omaha Police Department.

Updated December 16, 2022

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Firearms Offenses