Savannah man was sentenced Monday to more than 13 years in prison for a federal
Charles Starks, 22, received 162 months in prison for
possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and for a related drug offense.
He was classified as a career offender under the federal
sentencing guidelines due to his previous convictions for burglary,
obstruction, firearms possession and drug trafficking, according to the U.S.
District Attorney's Office.
He distributed marijuana to an underage female while
he possessed a stolen, loaded .38-caliber Smith and Wesson revolver, according
to the U.S. District Attorney's Office.
The case was under Project Ceasefire, which is a joint
federal, state and local firearms initiative that involves the U.S. Attorney's
Office, the Chatham County District Attorney's Office, the ATF and the
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Dept.
States Attorney Tarver said: "Project Ceasefire is an effective program
designed to remove from our streets previously convicted felons who, after
their initial release from confinement, continued to engage in criminal
activity by using and carrying firearms. The career path chosen by this
very young Defendant is extremely unfortunate. Because of his multiple
felony convictions, he has qualified for designation into an exclusive category
known as the 'career offender'. Felons with guns, serve hard time, for a
long time," said U.S. Attorney Ed Tarver in a statement.
Thursday, June 20 2013 12:05 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:05:47 GMT
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