For Immediate Release
Convicted Felon Is Sentenced to More Than 11 Years on Drug and Gun Charges
The Defendant Committed the New Offenses While on Federal Supervised Release
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced today that Quinton Oshumond Littlejohn, 31, of Charlotte, was sentenced to 135 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release on drug and gun charges. U.S. District Judge Robert J. Conrad Jr. presided over the hearing.
Vincent C. Pallozzi, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Charlotte Field Division, and Chief Kerr Putney of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), join U.S. Attorney Murray in making today’s announcement.
According to filed court documents, evidence presented at trial, and today’s sentencing hearing, Littlejohn had been previously convicted in federal court of possession of a firearm by a felon, and was sentenced to 37 months in prison, and two years of supervised release. On September 21, 2017, officers with the U.S. Probation Office and the North Carolina Department Public Safety were conducting a routine check at Littlejohn’s residence. While searching the premises, probation officers discovered marijuana, a violation of Littlejohn’s conditions of release. CMPD officers obtained a search warrant for Littlejohn’s residence and vehicle. While executing the search warrant, the officers seized various items from the vehicle and the residence, including crack cocaine, digital scales, drug paraphernalia, $4,095 in cash, and a stolen firearm, loaded with five rounds of ammunition.
In February 2019, a federal jury convicted Littlejohn of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
In making today’s announcement, U.S. Attorney Murray thanked the ATF and CMPD for their investigation of this case, and the U.S. Probation Office and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety for their invaluable assistance.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher Hess and Erik Lindahl, of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte, prosecuted the case.