For Immediate Release
Minneapolis Felon Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm
United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the guilty plea and sentencing of TYRONE ANTHONY LAMAR STEWART, 35, to 10 years in prison for possessing a firearm as a felon. STEWART pleaded guilty and was sentenced earlier today before Senior Judge Ann D. Montgomery in U.S. District Court, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
According to STEWART’s guilty plea and documents filed with the court, on October 9, 2019, law enforcement with the South West Hennepin County Drug Task Force executed a state search warrant at STEWART’s residence in Minneapolis. Law enforcement found approximately 60 grams of heroin, a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, and two digital scales. Because STEWART has previous felony convictions, under federal law, he is prohibited at any time from possessing a firearm or ammunition.
This case is the result of an investigation by the Minneapolis Police Department, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, the South West Hennepin County Drug Task Force, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), an initiative that brings together federal, state, and local law enforcement to combat violent crime. This case is also part of Project Guardian, the Department of Justice’s signature initiative to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Calhoun-Lopez is prosecuting the case.
TYRONE ANTHONY LAMAR STEWART, 35
Convicted: Possessing a firearm as a felon, 1 count
Sentenced: 120 months in prison, 3 years supervised release