NM career criminal gets prison for ammo possession

February 12, 2014 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for the illegal possession of ammunition.

Prosecutors say 27-year-old Jonathan Sandoval also was sentenced Wednesday to three years of [auth] supervised release.

Sandoval was arrested in December 2011 on an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of ammunition.

The indictment alleged that Sandoval unlawfully possessed ammunition in Bernalillo County on Aug. 24, 2011.

At the time, Sandoval was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition because he previously was convicted of several felony offenses in New Mexico including possession of a controlled substance and four residential burglaries.

Sandoval pleaded guilty last May to unlawfully possessing 30 cartridges of ammunition.

Prosecutors say he received a mandatory minimum prison sentence because of his status as a career criminal.

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