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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, February 24, 2013

Wichita Man Sentenced To Five YearsOn Federal Firearms Charge

WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison for a firearms violation, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom.

Jose Armando De Luna, 35, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of firearms after a felony conviction. In his plea he admitted that on Sept. 6, 2013, when he was arrested in Wichita, he possessed 20 firearms including shotguns, rifles and handguns. At the time, he was prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms because of a prior felony conviction.

According to court documents, the investigation began in September 2013 when the Wichita Police Department arranged to buy methamphetamine from DeLuna at his residence in the 700 block of South Terrace. Police seized firearms belonging to him when they served search warrants at that residence and a residence in the 1800 block of south Green Acres.

Grissom commended the Wichita Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger for their work on the case.