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Mohammad Shafique Arrested for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Mohammad Shafique was convicted earlier for an unlawful possession for sale of drugs and controlled substance, attempted burglary and trafficking in controlled substances.  Mohammad is charged with four separate counts of felon in possession of a firearm.

The government proffers that the defendant has been selling guns and methamphetamine for some period of time. Mohammad had his first conviction back in 2006 for possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell and has at least two prior convictions for drug trafficking and two prior convictions for burglary. Additionally, the defendant has multiple failures to appear and prior probation revocations.

In this current case, an undercover officer bought methamphetamine and guns from Mohammad who has foreign ties and foreign travel. He has been unemployed for over a month and is currently living with his sister.  There is evidence that the defendant lives at least part of the time at another address, from which he has sold guns.

As a result, the Court finds that there are no conditions or combination of conditions that the Court could fashion at this time to reasonably assure the defendant’s future appearance in Court or to protect the community against the risk of danger posed by the defendant. Accordingly, the defendant is ORDERED DETAINED pending trial.

On July 26th, 2017, an arrest warrant was issued by the US District Court.  Mohd. Shafique was arrested on August 1st 2017 for possessing a firearm and an Assistant Federal Public Defender has been assigned to defend Shafique.

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