Man Sentenced To 14 Years In Houston Weapons Ring

HOUSTON (AP) — A man with ties to the Caribbean has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for sending guns bought in Texas to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

A federal judge in Houston on Wednesday sentenced 22-year-old Tyrone Reid. Investigators say Reid is a citizen of Dominica who’s been living in Houston.

A jury in February convicted Reid of a conspiracy-related firearms count and two charges of making false statements to a firearms dealer.

Prosecutors say Reid was associated with drug traffickers and arranged for guns to be purchased in Houston and sent to the Virgin Islands. Some weapons recovered at a home in the Virgin Islands were linked to more than $60,000 wired to Reid to help buy the weapons.

More than 30 firearms were identified in the weapons conspiracy.

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