MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A Montgomery man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Keyron Montez Butler, 24, was found guilty in June.
United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. said at trial the jury heard testimony that Butler and a co-defendant, Demarcus Cordarious Parker, 25, also of Montgomery, were both convicted felons who possessed firearms that they intended to sell.
During an investigation by the ATF and the Montgomery Police Department, Parker made multiple gun sales to undercover law enforcement agents in August of 2016. ATF also discovered that Butler had placed an advertisement for the sale of a firearm on Facebook and they arranged to meet him at Oak Park in Montgomery to make the purchase.
Butler drove to Oak Park in an SUV with Parker in the passenger seat. In the vehicle, Butler had possession of a .40 caliber pistol and sold it to law enforcement who were working undercover.
Franklin said the lengthy prison sentence for Butler was because of his "significant criminal history". Butler had prior convictions for robbery, possession of a controlled substance, and felony murder.
After serving his sentence, Butler will have three years of supervised release.
Parker pleaded guilty to his charges in June and will be sentenced at a later date. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years.