Kansas City man sentenced after selling guns and drugs to undercover cops

(Source: KAIT-TV)
Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 5:15 PM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A Kansas City man has been sentenced to federal prison after he sold guns and drugs to an undercover police officer.

The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that 24-year-old Paul Ortiz was sentenced to 10 years in prison without parole for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Back in April 2021, Ortiz plead guilty to this charge and admitted he sold a stolen Palmetto PA-15 multi rifle and marijuana to an undercover officer for $1,300 in April 2018.

Ortiz also admitted he sold three other AR-15 style rifles and marijuana to the undercover detective on other occasions. He had previously been convicted for unlawful use of a weapon.