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Convicted Felon Sentenced to 92 Months for Illegally Possessing a Firearm During a Domestic Violence Incident

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

Memphis, TN – Edward Drummer, 36, has been sentenced to 92 months in federal prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant announced the sentence today.

According to information presented in court, on January 29, 2018, Memphis Police officers responded to an aggravated assault/domestic violence call at a residence. During an argument, a female victim and her twelve-year-old son were held at gunpoint by her boyfriend of one month, Edward Drummer. The victim and her son managed to escape and called the police. Officers found Drummer hiding inside a closet and located the firearm he used inside a kitchen stove. The firearm was a Smith & Wesson .22 caliber pistol.

Drummer has a significant prior criminal history for violence, including felony convictions for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and aggravated burglary, as well as misdemeanor convictions for possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.

On September 5, 2019, U.S. District Court Judge Thomas L. Parker sentenced Drummer to 92 months in federal prison followed by 2 years supervised release.

U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said, "Reducing violent crimes committed with firearms is the top priority of this office and the Department of Justice. Prohibited persons in possession of firearms such as convicted felons, persons with histories of domestic violence, and unlawful users of illegal narcotics present a known and immediate risk of violence to their families and the community at large. This is exactly the type of dangerous offender that the PSN Task Force is designed to target, and I commend their work in holding Drummer responsible and removing him from our streets for over 7 years."

The case was investigated by the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Task Force, which includes the U.S. Attorney’s Office; the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); the Memphis Police Department; and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, who have all joined together to address gun-related crimes through targeted investigations and aggressive prosecution.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Raney Irwin prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.



Cherri Green
Public Affairs
(901) 544-4231

Updated September 13, 2019