Salina Man Admits To Federal Gun Crime
KSAL Staff - March 18, 2014 6:20 am
The American Civil Liberties Union has revised its lawsuit over gay marriage in Kansas to raise new claims that the state is refusing to recognize the unions performed in Kansas and other states.
A Salina man admits to a federal gun crime.
Acording to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s Office, 45-year-old Stephen M. Smith, Jr. pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
In his plea, Smith admitted that he possessed a .40 caliber handgun when he was arrested Sept. 6, 2013, at his residence in Salina. Police, who were called to the residence by a Kansas State Parole officer, seized a distribution quantity of methamphetamine and the gun.
Sentencing is set for June 9. Both sides have agreed to recommend a sentence of five years in federal prison.
Grissom commended the Kansas Department of Corrections, the Salina Police Department, the I-135/I-70 Drug Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike Warner for their work on the case.