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

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Topeka Man Sentenced On Federal Firearm Charge

TOPEKA, KAN. - A Topeka man was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison on a firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Joseph Eugene Dix, 31, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug traffic king crime. In his plea, he admitted he was stopped by Topeka police Aug. 17, 2013, for a traffic violation. Officers seized two gallon-sized packages of marijuana, a baggie of methamphetamine, $900 in cash and a small black ledger containing what appeared to be records of drug transactions. They also seized a .45 caliber pistol from under the driver’s seat.

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