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Court Sentences Selma Man to 70 Months in Federal Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that United States District Court Chief Judge Kristi K. DuBose sentenced Anthony Rashad Brown on November 30, 2018 to serve a term of imprisonment of 70 months followed by 3 years of supervised release for the for the illegal possession of a firearm in violation of 18 USC § 922(g)(1).  The defendant’s guilty plea was accepted by the Court on July 30, 2018.
Evidence elicited through testimony in Court revealed that on October 3, 2017, detectives with the Selma Police Department stopped the defendant for a traffic infraction. After smelling marijuana in the vehicle officers searched the vehicle and found a loaded .40-caliber, Ruger, P94 firearm from under the driver side seat. The firearm was determined to be stolen. Officers also found approximately 70 pills, that appeared to be Ecstasy but tested at the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences as methamphetamine, and approximately 15 grams of marijuana, in the center console of the vehicle. The defendant was on federal probation for the felony offense of Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. The prior federal conviction occurred on May 20, 2014.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and the Selma Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDEFT) Lead Attorney, Assistant United States Attorney George F. May and Assistant United States Attorney Lawrence J. Bullard for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama.

Updated December 7, 2018