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* Glenn Alex Miller and Eric Lynch men sentenced for gun trafficking

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A Vallejo man was sentenced Thursday to more than eight years in prison for gun trafficking and for being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag announced Friday. Glenn Alex Miller, 40, pleaded guilty on June 2, 2011, to trafficking in firearms and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Co-defendant Eric Lynch, 54, of American Canyon, also pleaded guilty in June to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Miller had previously been convicted of assault with a firearm in 1994 and two other firearm-related felonies in 2000 and 2001, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

When Miller was arrested on Feb. 24, 2010, he possessed a Bushmaster .223 caliber rifle and four pistols. As part of the plea agreement, he admitted to selling three firearms and ammunition over a five-month period in 2010. Lynch transported one of the three firearms to an undercover agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Lynch was also sentenced Thursday to 27 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The men were sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey S. White, and the sentences include three-year periods of supervised release.

The prosecution of Miller and Lynch — the result of a six-month investigation by the bureau — represents an ongoing cooperation between the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the bureau to reduce gun trafficking and gun violence.

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