Florida Felon Convicted of Possessing Boat Load of Firearms, Ammunition and Silencers

Dana Hunter Calley (MJ)
Dana Hunter Calley (DOJ)

In a significant victory for law enforcement, a federal jury in Orlando, Fla., found Dana Hunter Calley, a 54-year-old Cocoa resident, guilty of possessing firearms, ammunition and silent as a convicted criminal.

The case against Calley began on September 20, 2023, when law enforcement executed a search warrant at his home. During the search, authorities discovered an alarming cache of weapons and ammunition, including four firearms, three silencers and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

The discovery of silencers, devices intended to muffle the sound of gunshots, aroused particular concern among investigators. Because of their potential use in criminal activity, silencers are heavily regulated by federal law, making their possession by a convicted felon a serious offense.

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Throughout the trial, prosecutors meticulously presented evidence to the jury establishing Calley’s prior felony conviction and his illegal possession of the seized weapons and ammunition. The jury’s guilty verdict confirms the strength of the evidence and the successful efforts of law enforcement to hold Calley accountable for his actions.

Calley now faces a maximum sentence of 35 years in federal prison, a stark reminder of the serious consequences that await those who break gun laws.

His sentencing hearing is scheduled for September 9, 2024, where the court will determine the appropriate sentence based on the severity of his offenses and his criminal history.

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This case serves as a powerful deterrent to anyone who might consider possessing firearms illegally. This demonstrates the commitment of law enforcement and the justice system to protecting communities from the dangers posed by individuals with prior convictions who continue to engage in criminal activity.

The successful prosecution of Dana Hunter Calley sends a resounding message that illegal possession of firearms, ammunition and silencers will not be tolerated. This is a victory for public safety and a reminder that law enforcement remains vigilant in their efforts to keep communities safe.

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