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Press Release

Jefferson County Man Sentenced for Federal Firearms Offense

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Kentucky

Louisville, KY – A Jefferson County man was sentenced this week to 3 years and 4 months in federal prison followed by a 3-year term of supervised release for possessing a firearm after having been previously convicted of a felony offense. There is no parole in the federal system.

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky, Special Agent in Charge R. Shawn Morrow of the ATF Louisville Field Division, and Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel of the Louisville Metro Police Department made the announcement.

According to court documents, Alpintino A. Johnson, Jr., 26, of Louisville, Kentucky, possessed a Romarm/Cugir, model Micro Draco, 7.62 caliber pistol. Johnson was prohibited from possessing a firearm because he had previously been convicted of the following felony offenses. On April 20, 2018, in Hardin Circuit Court, Johnson was convicted of trafficking in marijuana under eight ounces, gun enhanced, and first degree promoting contraband. 

The case was investigated by the ATF and Louisville Metro Police Department. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua Judd prosecuted the case. 

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.


Updated April 28, 2023