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Former Topeka Correctional Employee
Sentenced On Federal Gun Charges

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Feb. 20, 2013

TOPEKA, KAN. – A former employee of the Topeka Correctional Facility has been sentenced to five years in prison on a federal gun charge, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Anastacio D. Gallardo, 33, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. In his plea, he admitted he was driving a van on Aug. 8, 2012, when the Topeka Police Department stopped him for a traffic violation. A search of the van revealed a tool box between the front seats that was found to contain methamphetamine. Also in the toolbox were a box of baggies, two sets of scales, a radio-frequency scanner and two loaded handguns, including a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber revolver and a Glock .40 caliber pistol.

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.

 

 

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