BOSTON — A convicted felon from New Bedford will spend nearly five years in prison after he was sentenced this week for selling cocaine while illegally possessing a firearm.

Khyron Thompson, 32, pleaded guilty in December 2021 to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and one count of distributing and possessing cocaine.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Thompson was sentenced on Monday to 57 months — or four years and nine months — in prison, and three years of supervised release.

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Thompson was caught selling cocaine in February 2020 while in possession of a loaded .32 caliber Hi-Point pistol with an obliterated serial number, according to the office.

He also had six rounds of ammunition.

Due to multiple previous state convictions — including assault and battery — Thompson is barred from owning a firearm, the office stated.

Thompson was also arrested two years ago in Wareham for allegedly selling drugs out of a Cranberry Highway apartment building.

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