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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Albuquerque Felon Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Possession of Firearms

ALBUQUERQUE – Jarvis Johnson, 28, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court to being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Johnson will be sentenced to 70 months in prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.

 

Johnson was arrested on Dec. 16, 2015, on a five-count indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition on June 1, 2015, June 2, 2015, and Sept. 16, 2015, and distributing methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana on June 2, 2015. According to the indictment, Johnson was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition because of his prior felony conviction for distribution of methamphetamine. The indictment included forfeiture provisions requiring Johnson to forfeit $6,850 to the United States.

 

During today’s proceedings, Johnson pled guilty to a felony information charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. In entering the guilty plea, Johnson admitted that on Sept. 16, 2015, in Bernalillo County, N.M., he sold three firearms and multiple rounds of ammunition to an undercover law enforcement agent. Johnson acknowledged that he was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition because of his prior felony conviction. Johnson remains in custody pending a sentencing hearing which has yet to be scheduled.

 

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the FBI and the Las Cruces Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Shana B. Long is prosecuting the case.

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Firearms Offenses
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Updated January 20, 2017