A city woman was sentenced Monday to one year in prison for making false statements to federally licensed gun dealers in connection with her purchase of firearms, according to U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith.
Carolyn Dunbar, 47, was sentenced in U.S. Middle District Court by Judge James M. Munley on charges stemming from a state police seizure of loaded firearms and cocaine during a search at a home of Madison White, a known drug dealer, from Plains, Smith said.
Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified Dunbar as the woman who purchased the weapons, Smith said.
Dunbar acknowledged she was addicted to cocaine and heroin and purchased six firearms in Luzerne County gun stores for drug traffickers in return for cocaine, Smith said.
Dunbar acted as a straw purchaser and lied to the gun dealers during the transactions, according to Smith.
Under federal law, illegal drug users can't possess or buy guns.