Carter was arrested and was also found to have been carrying a crack pipe and prescription medication. Bowen said the department asked the ATF to look into the case as Carter had several felony convictions.
Carter was sentenced on March 26 to 15 years in prison under the Armed Career Criminal statute and also 36 months of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Bowen also said Carter had a lengthy criminal record.
Bowen said the department asked the ATF to assist in the Federal prosecution of Carter as part of the ATFs Project Safe Neighborhood initiative.
The investigation and prosecution of Carter could not have occurred without the officers hard work and dedication to public safety. ATF thanks you and the Lebanon Police Department for their efforts, Haera said in the letter.
Bowen noted the department has asked the ATF to assist in the investigation and Federal prosecution of at least seven other cases in the near future.
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