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Back to Prison for Gun Violator

(Michigan City, IN) - A Michigan City man is heading to a federal prison for a gun related offense.


Eugene Dawson, 42, was sentenced in the U.S. District Court at South Bend after pleading guilty to being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.


He was given 84 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.


According to documents in the case, Dawson about a year ago brokered the sale of a 9mm firearm to an individual in exchange for $650 and provided the buyer with cocaine.


A search warrant was later executed on Dawson’s home where additional cocaine and marijuana were found in an area accessible to children, who were in the home. 


Dawson was previously convicted of selling cocaine in LaPorte County, which made it illegal for him to possess a firearm.


The case was investigated by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration with help from Michigan City Police, the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department and LaPorte City Police.

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