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A Jamaican national who is a convicted felon has been sentenced to prison for carrying a loaded gun and re-entering the country illegally.

Rhode Island U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha says 45-year-old Marlon Straw, of Hyde Park, Massachusetts, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Providence to 46 months behind bars followed by three years of probation. Straw will be subject to deportation proceedings following his sentence. He pleaded guilty May 23.

Prosecutors say Rhode Island State Police stopped a car being driven by Straw's wife in Exeter on March 31, 2015, for speeding. Straw provided troopers with false names and was arrested. Troopers later found a loaded pistol in his long underwear and sock.

Straw was previously removed from the United States and deported to Jamaica on August 29, 2013.


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