TOPEKA, Kan. — A Salina man with prior felony convictions faces federal drug and firearms charges.
Jeffrey Lamont Armstrong, 38, was charged Wednesday with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Feb. 22, 2019, in Saline County.
If convicted, Armstrong could face up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the first firearm charge, up to 20 years and a fine up to $1 million on the drug charge and not less than five years and a fine up to $250,000 on the second firearm charge. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Lindsey Debenham is prosecuting.
The case is being prosecuted under the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, a Justice Department program aimed at reducing gun violence, the news release noted.