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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 14, 2016

Defendant Sentenced To 12 Months For Gun Charge

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announces today that Kalvin Johnson, 35, of Pine Hill, Alabama, was sentenced today to 12 months of imprisonment by Senior U.S. District Judge Callie V. S. Granade for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The judge ordered that Johnson undergo 3 years of supervised release upon completing his term of imprisonment, undergo substance abuse testing and treatment, and pay a $100 mandatory special assessment.

On January 8, 2014, Johnson was convicted of dog fighting, a felony offense, in Circuit Court in Jefferson County, Alabama. On September 30, 2014, Thomasville Police Department officers found Johnson in possession of a loaded Glock model 19 semiautomatic pistol, marijuana, oxymorphine, and digital scales in his truck on Highway 5 in Clarke County, Alabama. In January 2016, Johnson was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for the Southern District of Alabama for being a felon in possession of a firearm. On August 15, 2016, Johnson pled guilty to the gun charge.

The case was investigated by the Thomasville Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sinan Kalayoglu.

Updated November 23, 2016