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Bakersfield man sentenced to prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm

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Posted at 4:20 PM, Jul 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-25 19:20:35-04

Jorge Chavez, 30, of Bakersfield, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Dale A. Drozd to seven years and eight months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, when officers encountered him in 2012, Chavez had a Glock, Model 23, .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol in his possession. Prior to his arrest, he had been convicted in 2005 and 2007 in Kern County Superior Court of drug trafficking felonies.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bakersfield Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Melanie L. Alsworth prosecuted the case.