Richmond was sentenced to 7 years in prison for possession of a firearm, conversion device

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – A Richmond man has been sentenced in federal court to more than seven years in prison after he was found in possession of a Glock semi-automatic handgun, along with a “switch” that converts the gun into a fully automatic one. weapon

According to court documents, 23-year-old Marquis Bonhomme was arrested by Richmond police officers during a traffic stop on July 14, 2022, after he was found to have an active warrant. During the arrest, officers saw a firearm magazine in Bonhomme’s car and obtained a search warrant.

Officers searched Bonhomme’s vehicle and found a loaded Glock 26 9mm semi-automatic handgun, as well as a “switch,” which is a conversion device that makes a semi-automatic handgun fully automatic. They also found a loaded Century Arms VSKA 7.62 caliber semi-automatic pistol with 35 rounds and a 50-round drum magazine, along with 9mm and 7.63 caliber ammunition.

Federal agents later obtained a search warrant for Bonhomme’s Instagram accounts, where they found posts showing him displaying other firearms, as well as posts related to “switch” conversion devices and his involvement in illegal marijuana trafficking.

On Wednesday, Jan. 18, Bonhomme pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon and was sentenced to 92 months in prison.

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