Nampa Man Sentenced to Prison for Possessing Sawed-Off Shotgun
BOISE – U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced today that Kenneth Lee Morgan, 51, of Nampa, Idaho, was sentenced in United States District Court to 32 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possessing an unregistered firearm. Morgan appeared before the Hon. John C. Coughenour, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Washington, at the federal courthouse in Boise.
Morgan pleaded guilty to the charge on February 7, 2013. At the time he pleaded guilty, Morgan admitted that on April 18, 2011, he was in possession of a sawed-off shotgun. According to other information presented in court, the Winchester 12 gauge sawed-off shotgun was recovered by law enforcement agents after Morgan sold the shotgun to another individual.
The case was investigated by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force, a task force comprised of local and federal law enforcement agencies in the Treasure Valley. The case is being prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Treasure Valley Partnership and the State of Idaho to address gang crimes. The Treasure Valley Partnership is comprised of a group of elected officials in southwest Idaho dedicated to regional coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on creating coherent regional growth. For more information, visit treasurevalleypartners.org.
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a collaborative effort by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and communities to prevent and deter gun violence.