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Columbus man sentenced to 5 years in prison for gun trafficking

Columbus man sentenced to 5 years in prison for gun trafficking
Columbus man sentenced to 5 years in prison for gun trafficking
Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 10:27 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A convicted felon with a lengthy criminal history in Columbus was sentenced to federal prison today after an investigation into gun trafficking.

47-year-old Maurice Toney of Columbus was sentenced to serve just over years in federal prison to be followed by three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Federal officials say Toney was under surveillance for suspected firearms and methamphetamine trafficking when he was caught in a sting operation.

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