Boise man pleads guilty to weapons charge

November 7, 2013 

A 39-year-old Boise man pleaded guilty Thursday in United States District Court to unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

According to a plea agreement, Jason Earl Wright attempted to purchase a scope for an AK-47 advertised on Craigslist in June 2013. The seller was an Idaho Department of Correction Probation and Parole Officer who discovered that Wright was convicted of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver in December 2006.

According to court records, Wright agreed to trade ammunition and a gun safe for the scope after being contacted by an undercover law enforcement agent regarding the transaction. After a meeting was arranged to complete the trade, a federal search warrant was served at Wright's residence on June 27, 2013.

Wright's vehicle was stopped, and he was found to be in possession of 13 rounds of ammunition. Fourteen firearms and more than 2,000 rounds of ammunition were recovered from his home.

Sentencing is set for Jan. 23, 2014, in Boise. Wright faces up to 10 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000 and up to three years of supervised release.

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