Gun violation sends Nampa man to prison

November 13, 2013 

A convicted cocaine trafficker was sentenced Wednesday to nearly four years in prison for illegally possessing a firearm.

The firearm was discovered during an October 2012 search of Keanta M. Lathrop's residence by Nampa police officers and Lathrop's parole officer. They found a .380-caliber semiautomatic pistol inside a backpack at the residence.

Lathrop later admitted that his fingerprints were on the weapon.

He was prohibited from possessing firearms as a result of pleading guilty to trafficking cocaine. He was sentenced in May 2007 to six years in prison. He was later given parole and released from prison.

One of the conditions of release was that Lathrop agreed to searched of his person and property. The case was investigated by the Nampa Police Department, the Idaho Department of Probation and Parole and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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