User and Felon Sentenced for Unlawfully Possessing Firearms

Drug User and Felon Sentenced to Over Three Years in Federal Prison for Unlawfully Possessing Firearms
Duenas was illegally in possession of guns on two separate occasions.

(STL.News) A Sioux City man who illegally possessed firearms, was sentenced May 13, 2021, to more than three years in federal prison.

Yoni Duenas, 23, from Sioux City, Iowa, received the prison term after a December 21, 2020, guilty plea to two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and a drug user.

Evidence presented by the United States at the detention, change of plea, and sentencing hearings revealed Duenas unlawfully possessed two firearms on two separate occasions.  Counting Duenas’ past criminal history and his instant conduct, he has been disarmed by law enforcement four times.

Duenas was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand.  Duenas was sentenced to 40 months’ and five days’ imprisonment.  He must also serve a two-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN).  PSN is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. 

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