For Immediate Release
Monday, July 3, 2017
, United States Attorney
Lawrence J. Laurenzi
Contact: Cherri Green
Henry County Felon in Possession of Weapons Sentenced to 110 Months in Federal Prison
Nashville Field Division
Jackson, TN – Marvin Steinberg, 38, was sentenced to 110 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of firearms. Lawrence J. Laurenzi, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the sentence today.
According to information presented in court, on November 6, 2015, members of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at Steinberg’s home in Paris, Tennessee, because of suspected methamphetamine and firearm possession.
Upon execution of the warrant, officers located six firearms, ammunition, and a loaded AK magazine. Officers also found methamphetamine along with digital scales, pipes, a "bong" and a gas mask. Steinburg, who was present, admitted to officers that the methamphetamine and some of the firearms were his.
On June 29, 2017, the Honorable J. Daniel Breen sentenced Steinberg to nearly 10 years’ confinement and received a total of 3 years supervised release to begin after his incarceration.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Henry County Sheriff’s Office; and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, who have all worked jointly to address gun-related crimes through aggressive investigation and prosecution. Assistant U.S. Attorney Taylor Eskridge prosecuted this case on the government’s behalf.