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Federal Jury Convicts Port Orange Man For Firearms & Drug Offenses

By on April 19, 2017 in WNDB News

Port Orange, FL – Acting U.S. Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announced on Tuesday that a Port Orange man was found guilty by a federal jury and now faces a minimum sentence of 15 years, up to life, in federal prison pursuant to the Armed Career Criminal Act, due to his extensive criminal history.

Michael Anthony Conage, 32, was found guilty of possessing hydromorphone with the intent to distribute it and possessing firearms and ammunition as a convicted felon.

Conage’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 19, 2017. He was indicted on January 25, 2017.

A report from the Department of Justice, and Acting U.S. States Attorney Muldrow for the Middle District of Florida, states that according to evidence presented at trial, over multiple days in August and September 2016, officers with the Port Orange Police Department observed Conage dealing drugs from an apartment.

During the execution of a search warrant at the apartment, the officers located several different types of controlled substances, including a large amount of hydromorphone.

Officers also recovered a stolen Glock handgun with an extended, loaded magazine and a loaded .380-caliber handgun. As a previously convicted felon, Conage is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.

Conage’s case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. and the Port Orange Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. States Attorney Embry J. Kidd.

This is another case prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” Program – a nationwide, gun-violence strategy. Acting U.S. Attorney Muldrow, along with Daryl R. McCrary, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, is coordinating the Project Safe Neighborhoods effort here in the Middle District of Florida in cooperation with federal, state and local law enforcement officials.

Michael Anthony Conage

Mugshot courtesy of Mugshots.com.

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