For Immediate Release
Friday, October 28, 2016
, United States Attorney
A. Lee Bentley, III
Contact: William Daniels
Macclenny Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Federal Prison on Drug and Firearms Charges
Tampa Field Division
Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. District Judge Brian J. Davis yesterday sentenced Kevin Allen Rose (30, Macclenny) to seven years in federal prison for selling marijuana and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. He pleaded guilty to all charges on July 13, 2016.
According to court documents, on multiple occasions, Rose sold marijuana at his home in Macclenny, Florida to a confidential informant. During the sales, he bragged about his ownership of firearms. During one sale, Rose directed a child in the home to assist him. When law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the residence, they discovered a loaded semi-automatic handgun and over 100 rounds of ammunition. Rose is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law because of his multiple, prior felony convictions.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Baker County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Coolican.
This is another case prosecuted as a part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” Program - a nationwide, gun-violence reduction strategy. United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III, along with Daryl R. McCrary, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, is coordinating the Project Safe Neighborhoods effort here in the Middle District of Florida in cooperation with federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.