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Afton Man Convicted On Firearm Charges

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An Afton, Wyoming man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release after being convicted in the connection with the purchase of a fire arm.  27 year-old Phillip Downs was found guilty of making false statements in connection with the purchase of the gun and then transferring it to a convicted felon.  Downs was arrested in Jackson by officers of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation in cooperation with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Downs was also ordered to pay a $600 special assessment in connection with the case.

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