A previously convicted felon was sentenced Thursday to 54 months in prison for possessing firearms discovered in a drug sting conducted the Tri-Rivers Task Force in February.
Miles Straker, 30, an immigrant from Trinidad and Tobago, pleaded guilty to federal charges of being a felon and “illegal alien in possession of a firearm” on June 5, according to a Department of Justice news release.
Straker was charged with distribution of cocaine and illegal possession of the firearm, court documents state.
The charges were the result of a series of “controlled purchases of cocaine” Virginia State Police Tri-Rivers Task Force made from Straker in Williamsburg during February, the release stated.
Following the drug purchases, Straker was arrested and the firearms were discovered.