For Immediate Release
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
, United States Attorney
Maria Chapa Lopez
Contact: William Daniels
Jacksonville Beach Man Sentenced to Five Years for Illegally Possessing a Firearm
Tampa Field Division
Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. District Judge Harvey Schlesinger today sentenced Daniel Dwain Lundeby (42, Jacksonville Beach) to five years in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Lundeby had pleaded guilty on March 15, 2018.
According to court documents, on August 9, 2017, Lundeby was a passenger in a truck that was stopped by the Jacksonville’s Sheriff’s Office for a traffic offense. After the driver gave consent to search the truck, officers located a backpack that contained a loaded handgun, a small amount of methamphetamine, and Lundeby’s wallet and identification. Lundeby was arrested at the scene. At the time, Lundeby had multiple prior felony convictions, including burglary, distribution of heroin, eluding police, and receiving stolen property and therefore was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Jacksonville Sherriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Coolican.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. In the Middle District of Florida, U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez coordinates PSN efforts in cooperation with various federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.