May 22, 2018
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Convicted felon gets 52-month sentence on firearms charge

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

PORTLAND, Maine — A Sanford man has been sentenced to 52 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a felon.

Jeffrey Labelle, 32, will also have to serve three years of supervised release after his prison sentence, U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty II said Thursday in a news release.

Labelle was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Portland. He pleaded guilty to the charge on Nov. 14.

Court records indicate that on April 4, Kennebunk police received information that Labelle, a convicted felon since 1999, offered to sell a stolen handgun with a laser scope.

The firearm in question matched the description of a handgun stolen during a residential burglary in Wells, Delahanty said. Labelle was located inside his girlfriend’s Sanford residence and was arrested after a six-hour standoff. A search of the house revealed the stolen firearm, hidden under the kitchen sink and wrapped in plastic grocery bags.

In imposing sentence Wednesday, Justice George Z. Singal noted Labelle’s lengthy criminal history, which includes burglary and domestic violence assault offenses, Delahanty said in the release.

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