Hammond Man Sentenced For Firearm Offense

Travoy Smith, 40 years old, of Hammond, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Philip P. Simon on his plea of guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Smith was sentenced to 57 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, on February 17, 2021, law enforcement searched Smith’s residence pursuant to a search warrant and recovered a firearm with an extended magazine.  Smith’s criminal history revealed he has a prior felony conviction in Lake County, Indiana for dealing in cocaine, and as such, is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Indiana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Task Force and the Hammond Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Caitlin M. Padula.

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