Tampa, FL – U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore has sentenced Lamonday Britt (45, Tampa) to 15 years in federal prison for possessing a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon. The Court also ordered him to forfeit the firearm and ammunition seized as part of the offense.
Britt pleaded guilty on April 6, 2017.
According to court documents, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Britt’s residence after he engaged in multiple sales of crack cocaine. During the execution of that search warrant, officers recovered a loaded firearm, loose rounds of ammunition, crack cocaine, marijuana, and cash. At the time of the offense, Britt was a convicted felon and therefore is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law. Due to his prior convictions for robbery and narcotics offenses, he qualified for an increased penalty as an Armed Career Criminal.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Tampa Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kaitlin R. O’Donnell.
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.