For Immediate Release
Woman Pleads Guilty to Being a Drug User in Possession of Firearm
NORFOLK, Va. – A Portsmouth woman pleaded guilty today to being an illegal drug user in possession of a firearm.
According to court documents, Jaclyn Amanda Inge, 40, purchased two handguns from federally licensed gun dealers at gun shows. Before buying the guns, Inge completed a form 4473, and checked the box indicating that she was not addicted to drugs or a drug user, when in fact, as several witnesses would testify, she has used marijuana daily for more than a decade. And she illegally possessed those guns while being a drug user.
Based on evidence presented at trial, Inge was implicated in an armed robbery of Mac’s Reloads, a Federal Firearm Licensee and ammunition-reloading business located in Virginia Beach. At the time of the robbery, Inge worked at Mac’s Reloads, although she stopped showing up for work afterward. The robbery took place a few weeks after Inge purchased the guns, and the two robbers moonlighted as a hip-hop duo managed by Inge. The evidence also showed that Inge provided the robbers with inside information about Mac’s Reloads to help them rob the business. And the guns Inge purchased are believed to be the ones that the robbers used.
Inge faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison when sentenced on Feb. 18, 2020. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent in Charge of the ATF’s Washington Field Division, made the announcement after Senior U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar accepted the plea. Assistant U.S. Attorneys William D. Muhr and William B. Jackson are prosecuting the case.
A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:19-cr-90.