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Raytown Man Sentenced to 16 Years for Illegal Firearms

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Raytown, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing firearms on two separate occasions.

Quentin L. Posey, 29, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to 16 years in federal prison without parole.

On March 21, 2018, Posey pleaded guilty to two counts of being a felon in possession of firearms.

Posey was originally indicted on Nov. 2, 2016, on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Posey was arrested when Kansas City, Mo., police officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in which he was a passenger. While an officer was walking Posey to the curb after he got out of the vehicle, a loaded Smith and Wesson .38-caliber revolver fell from Posey’s pant leg to the ground. When officers searched the vehicle, they found a Crown Royal bag that contained two glass jars of marijuana.

After being released on bond, according to court documents, Posey became a suspect in a fatal shooting that occurred in an Independence, Mo., parking lot on Dec. 4, 2016. Officers located Posey at another person’s apartment in Kansas City, Mo., on Dec. 13, 2016. Posey was laying on some blankets on the floor in the living room; a loaded Jimenez Arms 9mm semi-automatic pistol was on top of the blankets next to Posey. Officers also found a glass jar that contained marijuana in the pocket of a coat lying nearby. Posey was charged in a superseding indictment on Dec. 15, 2016, with a second count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition. Posey has prior felony convictions for being an accessory after the fact of an armed robbery and kidnaping (related to an armed home invasion) and theft of public property (involving a $139,444 fraud and theft from the Department of Defense).

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam Caine. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department.

Project Safe Neighborhoods
The U.S. Attorney’s Office is partnering with federal, state, and local law enforcement to specifically identify criminals responsible for significant violent crime in the Western District of Missouri. A centerpiece of this effort is Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program that brings together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone.

Updated November 29, 2018

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