Mobile Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Possessing and Firing an Illegal Machinegun During New Year’s Eve Celebrations
United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that United States District Court Judge Callie V. S. Granade sentenced Edward Lamar Hunt on September 25, 2019 to 95 months confinement for Possession with the Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine in violation of Title 21 USC Section 841.
The defendant plead guilty to this offense on July 23, 2018. The facts of court record established that on July 25, 2017, Mobile Police Department officers prepared to execute a search warrant at an apartment where the defendant was living with his girlfriend. Just before execution of the search warrant, the defendant happened to be walking out of apartment on a stairwell with his girlfriend. The defendant was in possession of 43 grams of crack cocaine and 30 grams of powder cocaine at the time. Upon seeing law enforcement, the defendant dropped the crack cocaine and powder cocaine into his girlfriend’s purse. The defendant possessed the crack cocaine and powder cocaine with the intent to distribute it.
Upon execution of the search warrant officers also recovered a handgun from the master bedroom the defendant shared with his girlfriend.
The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, the Mobile Police Department and the Prichard Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Deputy Criminal Chief, Assistant United States Attorney George F. May.