New Bedford Felon Gets Prison Time for Selling Cocaine With Illegal Gun
BOSTON — A convicted felon from New Bedford will spend nearly five years in prison after he was sentenced this week for selling cocaine while illegally possessing a firearm.
Khyron Thompson, 32, pleaded guilty in December 2021 to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and one count of distributing and possessing cocaine.
The U.S. Attorney's Office said Thompson was sentenced on Monday to 57 months — or four years and nine months — in prison, and three years of supervised release.
Thompson was caught selling cocaine in February 2020 while in possession of a loaded .32 caliber Hi-Point pistol with an obliterated serial number, according to the office.
He also had six rounds of ammunition.
Due to multiple previous state convictions — including assault and battery — Thompson is barred from owning a firearm, the office stated.
Thompson was also arrested two years ago in Wareham for allegedly selling drugs out of a Cranberry Highway apartment building.