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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Columbia

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Channing D. Phillips
, United States Attorney
Contact: Assigned AUSA

District Man Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison For Firearm Possession in Northeast Washington

WASHINGTON – Tyrone Johnson, 34, of Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to a prison term of 80 months for unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips announced today.

Johnson pled guilty in January 2016, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm.  On April 11, 2016, Johnson was sentenced by the Honorable Tanya S. Chutkan. Upon completion of his prison term, Johnson will be placed on three years of supervised release.

According to the government’s evidence, on the afternoon of July 31, 2015, law enforcement officers received a tip that there was a man with a gun in the 1500 Block of Neal Street NE. Officers made contact with Johnson, who was carrying in his waist a Sig Sauer 9mm firearm that was loaded with eight rounds of ammunition. At the time of his arrest, Johnson was on supervision for possession with the intent to distribute PCP in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

In announcing the sentence, U.S. Attorney Phillips commended the work of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). He also acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist Candace Battle and Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Macchiaroli, of the Violent Crimes and Narcotics Trafficking Section, who prosecuted the matter.

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Field Division: Washington Field Division