A convicted felon was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in federal prison for illegally possessing a firearm.
Anthony B. Hutton, 29, of Grandview, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 15 years in federal prison without parole.
Hutton was sentenced as an armed career criminal because of prior felony convictions, federal authorities said. He pleaded guilty in February to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Hutton admitted that he was in possession of a loaded Glock .40-caliber pistol when he arrested in Kansas City in early 2016.
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Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition.
According to court records, Hutton has three prior felony convictions for distribution of a controlled substance and a prior felony conviction for unlawful use of a weapon. He was on probation at the time of the latest offense.