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Felon arrested following drug sting sentenced to 54 months

Miles Straker, 30 (Courtesy VPRJ)
Miles Straker, 30 (Courtesy VPRJ)

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.

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