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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn, Jr. sentenced Timothy Massey, 32, of Charlotte to serve to 144 months in prison to be followed by two years of supervised release for federal gun, drug and supervision violations, announced Anne M. Tompkins, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.
U.S. Attorney Tompkins is joined in making today’s announcement by Wayne L. Dixie, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Charlotte Field Division; Greg Forest, Chief Probation Officer of the U.S. Probation Office (USPO); and Chief Rodney D. Monroe of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD).
According to filed court documents and statements made in court, in May 2012, CMPD police officers conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle Massey was driving. Over the course of the traffic stop, law enforcement found a gun and marijuana in a backpack stored in the vehicle’s trunk. Massey’s prior convictions prohibit him from carrying a weapon. Massey pleaded guilty in November 2013 to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Massey has been in federal custody since August 2013. He will be transferred to the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons upon designation of a federal facility. All federal sentences are served without the possibility of parole.
The investigation was handled by ATF, USPO and CMPD. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. Gleason of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte.