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District of Minnesota

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Brooklyn Park Man Sentenced to 96 Months in Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Brooklyn Park man was sentenced today to 96 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for illegal possession of a firearm.

According to court records, on March 6, 2020, Tyaireon Martez West-Porter, 24, was found to be in possession of a .40 caliber Glock 22 Gen 4 semi-automatic pistol. Because West-Porter has prior felony convictions in Hennepin County, he is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time.

Acting United States Attorney Charles Kovats made the announcement after West-Porter was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Richard Nelson.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Minneapolis Police Department and the FBI.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin A. Wesley prosecuted the case.

 

 

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Updated December 8, 2021