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Topeka man gets over 12 years in prison for firearm offenses



TOPEKA, Kan. – A Topeka man will serve 150 months in prison for firearm offenses.

U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister says a Topeka man was sentenced to 150 months in prison for possession of multiple firearms in connection with drug trafficking.

According to McAllister, Aaron Gullick, 30, of Topeka, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. He said in Gullick’s plea, he admitted to possessing a Glock handgun in September of 2018, and a Glock handgun and AR-15 style rifle in December of 2018, as well as marijuana and methamphetamine. He said the firearms were meant to further the distribution of marijuana and meth.

“This case demonstrates the effectiveness of ATF’s use of crime gun intelligence and highlights the importance of ATF’s National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN) throughout the State of Kansas. NIBIN allowed law enforcement to connect the firearm in this case to a shooting that otherwise would have likely remained unsolved.  ATF is committed to utilizing crime gun intelligence in firearms investigation to make our communities safer and to hold accountable those who chose to use firearms in furtherance of their criminal activities” Frederic Winston, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Kansas City Field Division said.