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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Convicted Felon Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Unlawful Possession Of Firearms

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – United States District Judge David J. Hale sentenced a Louisville man to 5 years in prison yesterday, followed by 3 years of Supervised Release for violating federal gun laws, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system.

 

Last September, Lugene Floyd, 44, pled guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms.  According to the plea agreement and other court records, on April 27, 2016, law enforcement officials executed a search warrant on Floyd’s residence in Louisville, Kentucky.  During execution of the search warrant, law enforcement officials discovered six firearms and numerous rounds of ammunition.  The firearms included handguns and rifles.

 

Prior to April 27, 2017, Floyd had been convicted of several felony offenses in Jefferson County, Kentucky.  The prior convictions involved drug and firearms offenses.

 

Assistant United States Attorney Jo E. Lawless prosecuted the case.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and Louisville Metro Police Department conducted the investigation as part of a joint effort to combat violent crime in Louisville.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated January 26, 2018