|Published:||Jun 04, 2013 4:51 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 04, 2013 4:51 PM EDT|
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A St. Petersburg man who claimed to be a "doomsday prepper" has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison after investigators found firearms and drugs at his home.
Jason Deon Thomas was sentenced in federal court in Tampa on Tuesday.
Federal authorities say the 32-year-old Thomas had six assault rifles, five shotguns, 17 handguns, a machine gun, a silencer, four bullet proof vests, and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Officers also collected drugs and $7,390 in cash.
Thomas was previously convicted of felony drug trafficking offenses, so he was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.
Court records show Thomas claimed to be a "doomsday prepper," and stockpiled firearms, ammunition, bullet proof vests, and other items to prepare for the end of the world.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- Woman takes wallet left at Walmart, uses debit card
- Annual 'Red, White & BOOM!' celebration comes to an end
- Redmond: Man charged with spreading HIV wants case dropped
- Elderly Naples man accused of molesting special needs teen
- Mother accused of doing 'whippets' while baby was present
- A feud between fire and EMS could soon come to an end
- Family surprises neighbors with 'Random Acts of Kindness'
- G. Weaver Hipps Elementary collects supplies for foster kids
- Lee County school board votes to make school day longer
- Caretaker allegedly takes more than $11,300 from victim