Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron today sentenced Jesse B. Ingram, Jr. (35, Apopka) to 15 years and 5 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, attempting to possess with the intent to distribute a controlled substance, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He pleaded guilty on March 29, 2017.
According to court documents, Ingram possessed a firearm while attempting to distribute a substance that he believed was heroin. As a previously convicted felon, he is prohibited from carrying a firearm or ammunition under federal law.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, and the Apopka Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sean P. Shecter.
This is another case prosecuted as a part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” Program - a nationwide, gun-violence reduction strategy. Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow, along with Daryl R. McCrary, 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.