Bennettsville man sentenced on federal gun charge


A Bennettsville man will spend over three years in federal prison on a weapons charge. 

According to a press release from the Department of Justice, Tommie Breda McLaurin, 36, was sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. A judge sentenced McLaurin to 46 months in federal prison. 

McLaurin was arrested when authorities executed a search warrant at his home in Bennettsville. He was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of North Carolina and admitted to possessing a loaded pistol. That gun had listed as stolen. 

McLaurin had previously been convicted of trafficking in cocaine and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

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