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2 men sentenced on federal firearms violations

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Antwan Clark, Jacques Pope (Source: Ga. Dept. of Corrections) Antwan Clark, Jacques Pope (Source: Ga. Dept. of Corrections)
Jacques Pope (Source: Ga. Dept. of Corrections) Jacques Pope (Source: Ga. Dept. of Corrections)
Antwan Clark (Source: Ga. Dept. of Corrections) Antwan Clark (Source: Ga. Dept. of Corrections)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Two Savannah men were sentenced Thursday in federal court under Project Ceasefire, a multi-agency initiative.

Jacques Pope, 21, was sentenced to 96 months in prison for being a felon in possession of ammunition. Antwan Clark, 24, was sentenced to 84 months in prison for possessing a firearm during a drug trafficking crime. 

Senior District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield for ordered that both sentences run consecutive to state sentences that Pope and Clark were already serving for unrelated crimes, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Georgia.

Pope, a felon, fired a gun on New Year's Eve 2011 and struck a pedestrian, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. The firearm was not recovered, but evidence linked the discharged ammunition to Pope, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. 

Clark was sentenced after Savannah-Chatham Counter Narcotics Team discovered marijuana, cocaine, and loaded firearms during the execution of a search warrant at his home.  

They were prosecuted under Project Ceasefire, which is an initiative fight gun crimes, and involves the of the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Chatham County District Attorney's Office, the ATF and the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Dept. 

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