TOPEKA, KAN. A Salina man was sentenced Monday to 37 months in federal prison on a federal firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
Kalun James Purucker, 22, Salina, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm. In his plea, he admitted that the Salina Police Department stopped a car in which he was a passenger on April 9, 2012. Police recovered a .380 caliber handgun and ammunition. At the time, Purucker was prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm because of a prior felony conviction.
Grissom commended the Salina Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Hathaway for their work on the case.