Felon with gun range membership sentenced

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A 32-year-old Middleburg man was sentenced Monday to nine years and 10 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of ammunition.

Maurice Futch pleaded guilty to the charge on Aug. 28.

According to court documents, officers with the Clay County Sheriff's Office and special agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration executed a search warrant at Futch's home in Middleburg on July 16, 2012.

During the search, agents located more than 50 rounds of 9mm ammunition, along with a drug scale and other narcotics paraphernalia. Agents also located a picture of Futch shooting a pistol at a local gun range and later discovered that Futch was, in fact, a member of the gun range.

Futch had five prior felony convictions and is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition under federal law.

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