TAMPA, Fla. – A Tampa man has been sentenced to prison after driving around in Hillsborough County and brandishing a firearm on Instagram Live, as a convicted felon.
Antwan Brown, 22, Tampa, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
Brown pleaded guilty on July 12, 2022.
Brown was also ordered to forfeit a Taurus 9mm pistol and eighteen rounds of 9 mm ammunition used in the commission of the offense.
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According to court documents, on February 23, 2022, Brown, a convicted felon, was in possession of a Taurus 9mm pistol and 18 rounds of 9 mm ammunition during an Instagram live video.
As pictured above, Brown was brandishing the firearm online while traveling in a vehicle in Hillsborough County.
“This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone,” said the DOJ in a release.