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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 27, 2021

Albuquerque man pleads guilty to federal firearms charge

            ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Robert E. Hood, 52, of Albuquerque pleaded guilty in federal court on Aug. 26 to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Hood is currently in custody pending sentencing.

            According to the plea agreement and other court records, on Dec. 23, 2019, Hood was found in possession of a firearm and ammunition. At the time, Hood was on parole for prior convictions for possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. During a parole field call at Hood’s residence, a loaded .40 caliber pistol was found between the mattress and box spring of Hood’s bed.

            As a previously convicted felon, Hood cannot legally possess a firearm or ammunition. Hood faces up to 10 years in prison. 

            The FBI and the New Mexico Corrections Department investigated this case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Samuel A. Hurtado is prosecuting the case.

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 
21-174
Updated August 27, 2021