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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Middle District of Florida

For Immediate Release

Friday, November 20, 2020
Maria Chapa Lopez
, United States Attorney

Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Possession a Firearm

Fort Myers, Florida – United States District Judge John L. Badalamenti has sentenced Isaac D. Harvin (27, Fort Myers) to 15 years in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Harvin had pleaded guilty on February 14, 2020.

According to court documents, on April 2, 2019, Fort Myers Police Department officers initiated a traffic stop of Harvin’s vehicle after it was confirmed that he was driving without a valid driver’s license. When Harvin exited the driver door, officers smelled the scent of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Officers searched the vehicle and located a loaded handgun in the driver side inner kick-panel closest to where the driver’s right knee would be. Harvin was the vehicle’s only occupant. As a previously convicted felon, Harvin is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law.

This case was jointly investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Fort Myers Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Trent Reichling.

This is another case prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” Program (PSN), which is a nationwide, crime reduction strategy aimed at decreasing violent crime in communities. It involves a comprehensive approach to public safety — one that includes investigating and prosecuting crimes, along with prevention and reentry efforts. In the Middle District of Florida, U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez coordinates PSN efforts in cooperation with various federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.

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