A Topeka man has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison on federal gun and drug charges, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.
Terrance Anthony Dean, Jr., 23, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after being charged with a felony. In his plea, he admitted that on Sept. 19, 2011, law enforcement officers were looking for him to serve an arrest warrant. On that day law enforcement officers saw him attempt to sell marijuana. They arrested him after a foot chase. In his car, they found marijuana and a 12 gauge shotgun. He was prohibited from possessing a firearm because he already had been charged in Douglas Country District Court with felony attempted robbery.
The 30-month federal sentence is to be served consecutively to the sentence he is serving in the attempted robbery case.
Grissom commended the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Hendershot for their work on the case.
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