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Oklahoma City Man Sentenced to Serve Seven Years in Federal Prison for Three Separate Incidents of Illegal Firearm Possession in Six Months

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

OKLAHOMA CITY – Yesterday, EFRAIN URIAS, 37, of Oklahoma City, was sentenced to serve 84 months in federal prison for illegally possessing a different firearm on three separate occasions after a previous felony conviction, announced U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.

On September 29, 2022, Urias was charged by a Superseding Information with three counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Specifically, the Superseding Information alleged Urias possessed a different firearm on three separate dates—October 24, 2021, March 19, 2022, and April 8, 2022.  On October 18, 2022, Urias pleaded guilty to the three-count Superseding Information.

At the sentencing hearing yesterday, U.S. District Judge Charles Goodwin sentenced Urias to serve 84 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. In announcing the sentence, the court noted the fact that the dates of his firearm possession were within a six-month time frame. The court also noted Urias’ significant criminal history. Public records reflect that Urias holds multiple felony convictions, including burglary in the second degree in Oklahoma County District Court case number CF-2005-6838, and possession of methamphetamine and assault and battery on a police officer in Kingfisher County District Court case number CF-2015-31.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Oklahoma City Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary E. Walters prosecuted the case.

This case is part of the Western District of Oklahoma’s implementation of Project Safe Neighborhoods, the Department of Justice’s signature initiative to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws. For more information about Project Safe Neighborhoods, please visit and

Reference is made to public filings for more information.

Updated October 13, 2023