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Ex-felon sentenced to 12 years after meth, gun found

December 18, 2019 GMT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — An ex-felon who pleaded guilty after he was arrested near Reno last year with a stolen gun, heroin and methamphetamine has been sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prion.

A U.S. district judge sentenced 49-year-old James Evans Sr. of Reno Tuesday after he pleaded guilty in September to possession with intent to distribute at least a pound of meth.

Washoe County sheriff’s deputies searched his car and home, where they say he was selling drugs from his garage, after Sparks police learned he had failed to update the address for his ex-felon registration.

Authorities recovered 925 grams of meth, 144 grams of heroin, an assault rifle with no serial number and a loaded semi-automatic 9 mm pistol stolen from Lassen County, California.

Evans’ wife and co-defendant, Bobby Jo Kissel, faces three years in prison after pleading guilty to trying to conceal a crime.