Ocala, FL – Senior United States District Choose Gregory A. Presnell has sentenced Aaron Haa (42, Ocala) to 17 years and seven months in federal jail for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Haa had pleaded responsible on July 13, 2022.
Based on data offered in court docket, on December 9, 2020, Haa was arrested by state authorities after being discovered with a firearm throughout a site visitors cease. After being launched from state custody, Haa was arrested once more on January 22, 2021. Throughout that second incident, Haa led police on a high-speed chase on U.S. 441 in Marion County. A deputy needed to pressure Haa’s car to cease when Haa began fleeing into the other lanes of site visitors. After Haa flipped his car, deputies took him into custody. Deputies discovered one other firearm and 70 grams of methamphetamine in Haa’s car.
Haa has at the least 21 prior state felony convictions, together with trafficking in a managed substance, fleeing and eluding, and sale of a managed substance. Due to this fact, he’s prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition beneath federal legislation.
This case was investigated by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Workplace, the Marion County Sheriff’s Workplace, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Legal professional Tyrie Ok. Boyer.
This case is a part of Undertaking Secure Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing collectively all ranges of legislation enforcement and the communities they serve to cut back violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everybody. On Might 26, 2021, the Division launched a violent crime discount technique strengthening PSN primarily based on these core ideas: fostering belief and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that assist stop violence from occurring within the first place, setting centered and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the outcomes.