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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Phillips County Man Sentenced On Federal Gun Charge

TOPEKA, KAN. – A man from Phillips County, Kan., has been sentenced to five years in prison on a federal gun charge, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Brian Eugene Post, 36, Phillipsburg, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. In his plea, he admitted that on March 7, April 11 and April 18, 2012, he sold methamphetamine and oxycodone to an undercover agent working for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. On May 12, the agent arranged to meet Post for a sale and more drugs were exchanged. When he was arrested shortly thereafter, investigators found hydrocodone and hashish oil in his car, as well as a Smith and Wesson .40 caliber handgun.

Grissom commended the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Hendershot for their work on the case.