From the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Montana:

A felon in Billings who admitted to illegally possessing four firearms, all of which were stolen, was sentenced today to five years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release.

Armondo Anthony Ronquillo, 37, of Billings, pleaded guilty in January to prohibited persons in possession of a firearm.

According to the court:

In January 2023, law enforcement served a search warrant on Ronquillo's residence and located three handguns... 100 rounds of ammo... meth... fentanyl pills... and $546 in cash. Ronquillo admitted to selling drugs, and trading them, for firearms.

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In March of 2023, Ronquillo was the front seat passenger in a vehicle stopped by law enforcement. Ronquillo had a fanny pack that contained a pistol and 10 rounds of ammo. All four firearms in Ronquillo's possession had been stolen.

Ronquillo was prohibited from possessing firearms because of a previous felony conviction in the state of Montana.

BPD, The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the DEA conducted the investigation.

About Project Safe Neighborhoods:

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.

On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

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