HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Meriden man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for selling two high-powered semi-automatic rifles to an undercover law enforcement officer.
The U.S. Attorney’s office said Friday that 33-year-old Kennedy Johnson was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Hartford to eight years and nine months in prison.
Prosecutors say Johnson pleaded guilty last year to unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and admitted he had engaged in unlawfully dealing in firearms.
Johnson had previously been convicted of robbery, unlawful restraint, risk of injury to a minor and sale of drugs. He tried to sell the rifles to an undercover law enforcement officer in 2009.
Johnson has been detained since his arrest on December 17, 2009.
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