KC Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Illegal Firearm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm.
Andre B. Hill, 45, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 15 years in federal prison without parole. Hill was sentenced as an armed career criminal. The court ordered Hill’s sentence be served consecutively to his sentence in an unrelated state conviction for drug trafficking.
On Aug. 3, 2017, Hill pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. He admitted that he was in possession of a loaded EAA .38-caliber revolver on June 16, 2016.
Kansas City police officers were dispatched to suspicious prostitution activity in the area of East 44th Street and Troost Avenue on June 16, 2016. They encountered Hill and placed him under arrest on two outstanding warrants. After he was placed under arrest, an officer saw the revolver laying in the grass. Three glass pipes that later tested positive for cocaine were found in Hill’s possession at the time of his arrest.
Under federal law, it is illegal or anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition. Hill has two prior felony convictions for sale of a controlled substance, two prior felony convictions for possession of a controlled substance, and prior felony convictions for distributing or manufacturing a controlled substance, tampering and insufficient funds checks.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily A. Morgan. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department.