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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Anchorage Woman Sentenced To 36 Months In Prison For Possessing A Silencer And Being A Drug User In Possession Of Firearms

Anchorage Woman Sentenced To 36 Months In Prison For Possessing A Silencer And Being A Drug User In Possession Of Firearms

Anchorage, Alaska - U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that Megan Lindsey O’Connor was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage for one count of being a drug user in possession of a firearm, and one count of possession of an unregistered firearm.  O’Connor previously pled guilty to the charges on June 16, 2014.

O’Connor, 29, was sentenced Friday, June 26, 2015, by United States District Court Judge Sharon L. Gleason, to 36 months in prison.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder, O’Connor is an admitted methamphetamine user, and is connected to convicted drug trafficker Max Jewett.  Jewett was sentenced in federal court on May 20, 2015, to 10 years imprisonment.  In the summer of 2013, O’Connor rented a storage unit.   When law enforcement officers searched the storage unit on November 18, 2013, they found 77 firearms, 27 of which had been stolen in the previous year.  When Jewett pled guilty, he admitted he regularly traded drugs for stolen property.  In addition to the stolen guns, the law enforcement officers found a 17-inch sawed off shotgun, a fully automatic machine gun, and silenced .44 magnum rifle.  O’Connor pled guilty to possessing the silencer on the rifle.

Ms. Loeffler commends the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Anchorage Police Department for the investigation of this case.

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Updated February 4, 2016