|Published:||Sep 26, 2013 11:23 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 26, 2013 11:23 AM EDT|
OCALA, Fla. (AP) - A convicted criminal who tossed a gun into a nearby trash can as deputies approached him has received a lengthy prison sentence.
A federal judge in Ocala on Wednesday sentenced 31-year-old Christian Labrent Moore to 17 years in prison stemming from his arrest. Moore pleaded guilty in June to possession of a firearm and ammunition affecting commerce by a convicted felon.
The Ocala Star-Banner (bit.ly/19BzgsA ) reports Moore was in federal court due to his record of violent and drug-related crimes. He qualified for an enhanced sentence as an "armed career criminal."
Deputies saw Moore toss the gun into a trash can as they approached him during a search. He told deputies he'd just received it in a drug trade. As a convicted felon he wasn't supposed to have a gun
Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner, http://www.starbanner.com/
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