Pocatello, ID. – Tyrell Dixey, 33, of Fort Hall, Idaho, pleaded guilty February 7th, in United States District Court to possession of an unregistered firearm, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced.

According to the plea agreement, on January 30, 2017, a vehicle was stopped by the Fort Hall Police Department. Dixey was a passenger in the vehicle. Inside the vehicle, officers found a Mossberg, Model 500A, 12 gauge shotgun with a barrel less than 18 inches in length. The shotgun was later determined to have Dixey’s fingerprints on it. Sentencing is set for April 30, 2018, before Chief U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill.

Under federal law, it is illegal to possess a shotgun with a barrel less than 18 inches in length, unless the firearm is registered with ATF. Possession of an unregistered firearm is punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine and a term of supervised release up to three years.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Fort Hall Police Department.