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Man Sentenced for Attempting to Carry Loaded Handgun on KCI Plane

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Anthony Winn sentenced to six years in federal prison after he tried to carrying a loaded handgun on board a plane at Kansas City International Airport, Dec. 29, 2011.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man was sentenced to six years in federal prison after attempting to take a loaded handgun on board a plan in his carry-on luggage at Kansas City International Airport.

The United States Attorney General’s office said Anthony Winn, 26, pleaded guilty on May 25, 2012 to attempting to board a plan with a concealed weapon. He was sentence to six years in federal prison without parole on Wednesday.

In May, Winn also acknowledged that he was a felon who illegally possessed the firearm, a Glock 9mm handgun with 22 live rounds of ammunition in the magazine and one live round of ammunition in the chamber. Winn has several felony convictions including unlawful use of a weapon, attempted first degree burglary, first degree burglary and second degree burglary.

On Dec. 28, 2011, an x-ray machine operator at the Delta terminal at KCI saw Winn place his carry-on bag on the x-ray belt. The x-ray machine operator observed on the monitor what he believed to be the image of a loaded firearm inside the carry-on bag. Officers with the Kansas City International Airport Police were contacted and found the firearm when they inspected Winn’s bag.

Winn was arrested and searched. Officers removed $4,906 from his pants pockets, along with boarding passes to travel one-way from Kansas City, Mo., to Minneapolis, Minn., then to Tucson, Ariz. Kansas City, Mo., police officers later found $26,515 in various pockets of three pairs of men’s jeans that were in the carry-on bag.

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