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Spokane felon gets 20 years for illegal possession of firearm and drugs

The shadow of The Spokesman-Review Tower is cast across the Thomas S. Foley United States Federal Courthouse, Feb. 9, 2011 in downtown Spokane, Wash. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
The shadow of The Spokesman-Review Tower is cast across the Thomas S. Foley United States Federal Courthouse, Feb. 9, 2011 in downtown Spokane, Wash. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

A Spokane man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison after previously pleading guilty to illegally possessing a firearm and possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.

Jason L. Juliano, 46, of Spokane, a convicted felon, was arrested by Spokane Police officers who initiated a traffic stop. During a subsequent search, officers found a loaded .40 caliber pistol in Juliano’s waistband, according to a news release.

After obtaining a search warrant for Juliano’s car, officers found two ballistic vests, and two loaded magazines containing 24 rounds of .40 caliber ammunition. They also located a safe in the trunk that contained 145 grams of methamphetamine.

U.S. District Court Judge Salvador Mendoza then sentenced Juliano to 240 months in prison to be followed by a 10-year term of court supervision.

“The sentences imposed send a strong message to individuals who commit drug and firearm-related crimes in the Eastern District of Washington,” U.S. Attorney Joseph Harrington said in a news release.

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