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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Felon in Possession of a Firearm Sentenced in Federal Court

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Allen Malcolm Stienke, 35, of Robertsdale, Alabama, was sentenced on the charge of felon in possession of a firearm.  Court documents reflect that Steinke was in a vehicle stopped by the Elberta police for displaying a switched tag.  The officers recovered four guns in the vehicle, along with several items described a burglary tools.  Steinke has a prior felony conviction for Unlawful Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance in Baldwin County Circuit Court, and the guns were described as three pistols and a revolver.  Stienke pled guilty to the charge in September of 2018.

United States District Court Judge Callie V. S. Granade imposed a sentence of 51 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release.  During his supervision, Steinke will undergo treatment for drug and alcohol abuse.  The judge did not impose a fine, but ordered that Steinke pay $100 in special mandatory assessments. 

The case was investigated by the Elberta Police Department, the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.

Updated February 19, 2019