cybersecdn- Federal prison time of six years and three months was given to a guy from Florida for having a gun while being a convicted felon.
Pocols Lashawn Jackson, who is 39 years old and lives in Jacksonville, pleaded guilty on August 22, 2023. Jackson was pulled over on November 21, 2022, by police from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office because he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, according to official records.
Authorities searched the car during the stop because they could smell weed coming from it. A loaded semiautomatic pistol was found under the driver’s seat during this check.
Jackson had been convicted of nine felonies before the incident. This meant that he was officially not allowed to have a gun or ammunition under federal law.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office worked together on the probe. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Cannizzaro was in charge of the case.