February 19, 2015
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Felon In Possession Of Ammunition Sentenced To Five Years
FORT MYERS, Fla. - United States District Court Judge John A. Steele has sentenced Edward (29, Cape Coral) to 60 months’ imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for one count of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Bergen was indicted on January 22, 2014.
According to court documents, a search warrant was executed at Bergen’s residence in December of 2013. Located inside a locked safe in his bedroom were 81 rounds of ammunition and marijuana. At the time of the offense, Bergen was a previously convicted felon, and therefore was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.
Bergen operated a Facebook page entitled “Snitch Stoppers 239” in which he identified individuals cooperating with law enforcement and offered rewards to others who identified “snitches” to him for publication on his webpage. Bergen has remained in custody since his arrest on December 13, 2013.
This case was investigated by the DEA Fort Myers Resident Office and the Cape Coral Police Department. It was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.