OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
SEPTEMBER 30, 2004
* Hollis R. Burgin, 21, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ortrie D. Smith this morning to one year and three months in federal prison without parole.
On June 29, 2004, Burgin pleaded guilty to being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. By pleading guilty, Burgin admitted that he was in possession of a Glock .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun while also an unlawful user or addict of marijuana on Dec. 7, 2003. Under federal statutes, Graves explained, it is illegal for any unlawful user of a controlled substance to be in possession of a firearm.
Burgin was originally charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury on May 18, 2004, in Kansas City.
This case was prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Stefan C. Hughes. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.