29-year-old Springfield man facing possession of firearms charges

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield man was charged with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition in federal court Thursday.The Massachusetts Department of Justice said 29-year-old Hector Navarro was charged by indictment with two counts of firearms offenses.The 29-year-old has been prohibited from possessing firearms due to a prior conviction of a crime punishable by prison time for more than a year. According to his indictment, Navarro possessed numerous amounts of firearms in 2016, including a 12 gauge shotgun, a stoeger, and a 9mm pistol among others.His current charges provides a sentence of no more than 10 years in prison, at least one year of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. Navarro is scheduled to face a judge on March 19, 2018.

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