Gun firearm law justice court

MISSOULA — A Stevensville man who was on probation was sentenced to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release after law enforcement officers found a loaded revolver and methamphetamine in his vehicle, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said in a press release.

Terry Wayne Nunnery, II, 30, pleaded guilty in June to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy presided.

According to court records a June 12, 2018, search of Nunnery’s vehicle in Missoula led to the recovery of meth and a loaded revolver. Records indicated that Nunnery had been convicted of a felony. When questioned by law enforcement, Nunnery admitted he possessed the firearm in violation of his probation.

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Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara Elliott prosecuted the case, which was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Missoula High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force.

The case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), which is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.

Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.