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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Distric of New Mexico

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
James D. Tierney
, United States Attorney
Contact: Elizabeth Martinez

Albuquerque Felon Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Firearms Laws

ALBUQUERQUE – Anderson Humphrey, 34, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court to being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Humphrey will be sentenced to 80 months in federal prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.

Humphrey was charged by criminal complaint filed on May 26, 2016, with being felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition on May 23, 2016, in Bernalillo County, N.M. According to the complaint, Albuquerque Police Department (APD) officers located ammunition in Humphrey’s pocket and a firearm and ammunition in Humphrey’s vehicle incident to Humphrey’s arrest for an active warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, intimidation of a witness and kidnapping a victim.

Humphrey was subsequently indicted on Sept. 13, 2016, and charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition on May 23, 2016, in Bernalillo County. According to the indictment, Humphrey was prohibited from possessing firearm or ammunition because of his prior felony convictions for unlawful possession of cocaine, burglary of a building, unlawful conspiracy to deliver cocaine and unlawful delivery of cocaine.

Humphrey was arrested on the federal charges in Sept. 2017, after he was transferred to federal custody from state custody where he was detained on related state charges. The state charges later were dismissed in favor of federal prosecution.

During today’s proceedings, Humphrey entered a guilty plea to the indictment and admitted that on May 23, 2016, he was in possession of a firearm and ammunition despite his status as a convicted felon. Humphrey remains in custody pending a sentencing hearing which has yet to be scheduled.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Albuquerque Police Department with assistance from the 2nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Kraehe is prosecuting the case.

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