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Nampa Man Sentenced for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

August 29, 2012

BOISE – Adrian Medina-Villasenor, 22, of Nampa, Idaho, was sentenced today to 70 months in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Medina-Villasenor to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term and forfeit the weapons and ammunition. He pleaded guilty to the charge on June 4, 2012.

According to the plea agreement, Medina-Villasenor admitted possessing a 9 millimeter semi-automatic pistol and a .22 revolver in Nampa on January 27, 2012. Medina-Villasenor, with the assistance of a passenger in his vehicle, discarded the firearms in a Nampa neighborhood after a Nampa police officer began following the vehicle. Medina-Villasenor, who was on federal supervised release for a 2009 conviction in U.S. District Court in Idaho for unlawful possession of a firearm, also admitted to violating the terms of his supervised release.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the United States Probation Office, and the Nampa Police Department.

The case was prosecuted as part of Idaho’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, which seeks to reduce gun violence in Idaho.