BOSTON , MASS – A West Boylston man was indicted yesterday in federal court in Worcester in connection with illegal possession of ammunition and cocaine.
Augustus “Bobo” Kormah, 30, was indicted on one count of being a felon in possession of ammunition and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Kormah is currently in state custody and will make an initial appearance in federal court in Worcester at a later date.
As alleged in the indictment, on Sept. 11, 2021, police officers arrested Kormah following a suspected drug transaction. During a search of Kormah’s apartment, law enforcement seized approximately 26 grams of cocaine; 50 rounds of .40-caliber ammunition containing the headstamp “Speer 40 S&W”; 50 rounds of .45-caliber ammunition containing the headstamp “HOTSHOT .45 AUTO”; and 30 rounds of 9mm Luger ammunition. Kormah is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition due to prior convictions punishable by more than one year in prison.
Because the defendant was previously convicted of at least three prior serious drug offenses, he qualifies as armed career criminal and faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000 for the possession of ammunition charge. The charge of possession with intent to distribute provides for a sentence of up to 30 years in prison, up to six years of supervised release and a fine of up to $2 million. Sentences imposed by a federal district court judge are based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell; Kelly D. Brady, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Worcester Police Chief Steven Sargent made the announcement. The case is being prosecuted by Mendell’s Worcester Branch Office.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. PSN is part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.
The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.