Coeur d’Alene Man Sentenced for Unlawfully
Possessing a Firearm
COEUR D’ALENE – Kalum McPhedran, 29, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to eight months in prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered McPhedran to serve three years of supervised release and to forfeit the firearm he unlawfully possessed. He pleaded guilty to the charge on August 20, 2013.
According to the plea agreement, McPhedran admitted that on January 15, 2013, he unlawfully possessed a Remington 12 gauge shotgun, knowing that he was prohibited from possessing firearms due to a prior felony conviction in 2010 for possession of a controlled substance.
The case was investigated by the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force (NIVCTF). NIVCTF members include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Idaho State Police, Kootenai County Sheriff's Office, Shoshone County Sheriff's Office, Bonner County Sheriff's Office, Coeur d'Alene Police Department, Post Falls Police Department, and Coeur d'Alene Tribal Police. The NIVCTF investigates a myriad of violent crimes, including armed robbery, kidnapping, felonious assault and drug trafficking.
The case was prosecuted as part of Idaho’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, which seeks to reduce gun violence in Idaho.
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.