For Immediate Release
Eugene Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to 15 Years In Federal Prison for Possessing a Firearm
EUGENE, Ore. – On June 18, 2014, Dean Allen Fleury, 52, of Eugene, Oregon, was sentenced by U.S. District Chief Judge Ann Aiken to 15 years in federal prison for unlawful possession of a firearm. Upon his release from prison, Fleury will be on supervised release for five years.
On April 8, 2013, officers with the Lane County Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team (“INET”) caught Fleury with a large, distributable amount of methamphetamine. Fleury admitted he had been selling methamphetamine for the last few decades and officers thereafter found a 12-gauge shotgun that he possessed and a large quantity of cash. Fleury has a criminal history spanning 30 years, with numerous felony convictions for unlawful delivery and possession of methamphetamine. Under federal law, any person who possesses a firearm or ammunition after being previously convicted of three violent felonies or felony drug trafficking crimes is an Armed Career Criminal and faces a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence.
This case was investigated by INET, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan J. Lichvarcik.