Orlando, Florida – Senior U.S. District Judge Gregory A. Presnell sentenced Antone T. Adams (25, Daytona Beach) yesterday to 15 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Adams was indicted on October 9, 2013. He pleaded guilty on February 28, 2014.
According to court documents, on May 14, 2013, Adams sold a firearm and crack cocaine to an undercover agent. He sold the agent a Hi-Point pistol for $500 and 3.9 grams of crack cocaine for $340. Adams was a convicted felon at the time of the transaction and therefore was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James D. Mandolfo.
This is another case prosecuted as a part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” Program - a nationwide, gun-violence reduction strategy. United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III, along with Trevor Velinor, Acting Special Agent in Charge, ATF, is coordinating the Project Safe Neighborhoods effort here in the Middle District of Florida in cooperation with federal, state, and local law enforcement officials. It is also a part of ATF’s Frontline strategy to reduce violent crime in communities.