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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 11, 2014

Boise Man Sentenced To Prison For Unlawful Possession Of A Firearm

BOISE - Darren Scott McMullin, 30, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced today to 58 months in prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm and for violating his supervised release, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. McMullin was indicted in March of 2014 for unlawfully possessing a .38 pistol. At the time he possessed the firearm, he was on supervised release for a prior federal gun conviction. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge sentenced McMullin to serve forty months of prison on the new felony offense, and sentenced him to serve 18 months on the supervised release violation, to run consecutively to each other. Judge Lodge also ordered McMullin to serve three years of supervised release. McMullin pleaded guilty to the indictment on May 20, 2014, and admitted to violating the conditions of his supervised release at today’s sentencing hearing.

According to evidence presented at the sentencing, this is McMullin’s third federal felony firearm conviction. In 2006, in the District of Wyoming, the defendant was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm. In 2007, in the District of Idaho, he was convicted of possessing an unregistered sawed-off shotgun. He was on supervised release for the 2007 conviction when he was found by law enforcement to be in possession of a .38 pistol. His probation officer conducted a search of the vehicle he was driving. Officers located a loaded .38 pistol, drug paraphernalia, and marijuana inside of his vehicle.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Boise Police Department, the United Marshal’s Service, and the U.S. Probation Office.

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

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Updated December 15, 2014