Convicted felon gets 17 years for firearm possession – First Coast News

First Coast News, news source 4:25 p.m. EDT March 25, 2014

WAYCROSS, Ga. — A convicted felon was sentenced last week to 17-and-a-half years in prison for possessing a firearm.

During a search of 33-year-old Derek Jerome Brown’s home in October 2012, “a Lorcin 9mm pistol, crack cocaine, marijuana and a significant amount of cash,” were found, according to a release from the office of U.S. Attorney Edward J. Tarver.

Brown is considered an Armed Career Criminal due to previous felony convictions on his record, including obstruction of law enforcement officers and cocaine trafficking.

“The United States Attorney’s Office must, and will, continue to aggressively prosecute those who endanger the safety of our communities. Successful investigations like these are the result of cooperation between federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies,” Tarver said in the release.

The Waycross Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms investigated the case against Brown.

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