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February 24, 2014

Convicted Wichita felon sentenced for having 20 firearms

A Wichita man was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison for unlawfully having 20 firearms in his possession during a drug bust.

A Wichita man was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison for unlawfully having 20 firearms in his possession during a drug bust.

Jose Armando De Luna, 35, drew the sentence after pleading guilty in December to one count of unlawful possession of firearms after a felony conviction, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s said in a news release.

In a sting operation in September, Wichita Police undercover officers arranged to buy methamphetamine from De Luna at his residence in the 700 block of South Terrace. Police found shotguns, rifles and handguns at that house and another residence in the 1800 block of South Green Acres, the release said.

Drug charges were dropped as part of De Luna’s plea agreement on the gun charge, a Grissom spokesman said.

It was illegal De Luna to have any guns because he was convicted in 2002 of aggravated battery in Sedgwick County. He spent about five years in prison before being released in 2007.

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