Fort Worth Man Who Went to Prison for Murder Found Guilty of Drug, Firearms Charges

A Fort Worth man previously convicted of murder was found guilty Monday on multiple drug and firearm charges, federal officials announced. A jury convicted Lamone Ivory of Fort Worth after a one-day trial on three drug charges, one count of felon in possession of a firearm and one count of possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime.Ivory, 46, was sentenced in 1994 in Tarrant County to 18 years in prison for fatally shooting a man in 1990. He also has at least one other felony conviction, U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas said in a written statement. According to evidence presented at the trial, law enforcement arrested Ivory executed a search warrant at a Fort Worth home in March 2017. As they approached the rear of the residence, a stolen firearm was thrown from a window into the backyard.Ivory and another man were inside the home where the officers also found heroin, marijuana, cocaine and crack cocaine, officials said. They also seized four firearms. Ivory is scheduled to be sentenced in August. Ivory's criminal record, among other factors, will be taken into account to determine his sentence.   Continue reading...

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