HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – A Holyoke man has pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon on Thursday in Springfield federal court.

According to the Department of Justice, 25-year-old Joe Anthony Montaner-Vazquez of Holyoke pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Montaner-Vazquez was indicted by a federal grand jury in August 2022.

On May 25th, Montaner-Vasquez was found in possession of a Glock 9-millimeter caliber pistol and 20 rounds of ammunition. He was previously convicted of a felony and is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition.

His sentencing is scheduled for July 25.