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Clearwater felon gets 15 years for firearm possession


Published:   |   Updated: June 25, 2013 at 05:24 PM

A Clearwater felon was sentenced today to 15 years in prison for possessing a firearm, the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida said.

Martez Jamar Cook, 28, pleaded guilty on March 4, according to U.S. Attorney Robert E. O'Neill.

According to the criminal indictment and court testimony, on April 26 Cook sold a Chinese -made Norinco SKS 7.62 rifle, along with numerous rounds of 7.62 ammunition, to an undercover police officer in Clearwater. Included in the sale were an extended capacity magazine and ammunition, O'Neill said.

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