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Lincoln Man Sentenced to 30 Months Imprisonment for Possession of Ammunition

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

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Deaviea Brown, age 19, was sentenced today to 30 months’ imprisonment to be followed by two years of supervised release.  Brown pleaded guilty to a charge of being a convicted felon in possession of ammunition on November 13, 2019.  There is no parole in the federal system.  The Honorable Richard G. Kopf, Senior United States District Court Judge, presided over the case.

The Lincoln Police Department’s Gang Unit and the FBI have been investigating a local street gang named “Day One Brothers” or “D1B.”  In doing so, they learned that one member of the gang purchased a silver and black Taurus Model G2C 9mm handgun on May 3, 2019.  Police officers executed a search warrant at that member’s residence on June 14, 2019 and recovered that firearm, along with other evidence.  As part of the search warrant, police also seized and searched that gang member’s cellular phone.  The phone contained numerous pictures of that gang member, and several of his friends and associates, in possession of that firearm, among other firearms.  One of the people depicted was Deaviea Brown. 

Brown was convicted of attempted possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver on January 22, 2019, in the District Court of Lancaster County, Nebraska.  That prior felony conviction precludes him from possessing ammunition or firearms.  On June 2, 2019, Brown was arrested and found to be in possession of ammunition.

In addition to the Lincoln Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also provided assistance.

Updated February 14, 2020

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