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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
John C. Anderson
, United States Attorney
Contact: Alyssa C. Ferda

Felon from Albuquerque Sentenced to Prison for Violating Federal Firearms Laws

ALBUQUERQUE – Adam Sadlowski, 40, of Albuquerque, N.M., was sentenced today in federal court to 51 months in prison for being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.  Sadlowski will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.


Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies arrested Sadlowski at his home on Feb. 22, 2016.  According to court records, they found 13 firearms at Sadlowski’s residence, including two previously reported stolen.  Deputies also found assorted ammunition.  Sadlowski was prohibited from possession any firearms or ammunition at this time because of his previous criminal convictions for trafficking a controlled substance, receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle, and tampering with evidence. 


Sadlowski pled guilty to the indictment on April 5, 2018.  He admitted possessing two handguns and ammunition despite being a convicted felon.


The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated this case with the BCSO.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Samuel A. Hurtado prosecuted the case under Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.


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