NEW BEDFORD — A convicted felon from New Bedford pleaded guilty on Monday to illegally possessing a firearm and selling cocaine, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Khyron Thompson, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of firearm and ammunition and one count of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute cocaine.

On Feb. 13, 2020, authorities found Thompson selling cocaine with a loaded .32 caliber Hi-Point pistol with an obliterated serial number and six rounds of ammunition.

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Due to multiple previous convictions including assault and battery, Thompson is prohibited from possessing a firearm under federal law.

He faces a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to a lifetime of supervised release and a $1 million fine.

Sentencing is set for April 6, 2022.

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