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Federal Prison for Firearms Violator

(Michigan City, IN) - Another firearms violator in Michigan City is off to a federal prison.  Santana Miller, 37, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in South Bend after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.  He received an 87 month prison sentence followed by three years of supervised release.


According to authorities, Miller was in possession a handgun and a rifle in April but it was illegal for him to have firearms due to his criminal past.  At the time, he was on federal supervised release for a controlled substance related conviction and haa four prior felony convictions, authorities said.


The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Michigan City Police Department. 


The conviction stems from Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence.


Earlier this month, Sergio Adams, 33, also of Michigan City was given a 52 month federal prison sentence for illegal possession of a firearm.  He was prohibited from having the handgun he was found with, also due to his criminal history.


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