PORTLAND (AP) – A Biddeford man convicted of federal firearms crimes has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Delon J. Adams, 31, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court for felonious possession of a firearm and carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.

Adams was arrested in March 2002 after Biddeford police found a 9 mm Ruger semiautomatic pistol and packaging for a second gun in his apartment.

With multiple felony convictions in Arizona, Adams was prohibited by federal law from having guns.

Witnesses at his trial testified that Adams used a gun on at least two occasions to rob individuals of small amounts of drugs and money.

The prison sentence will be followed by five years of supervised release.

AP-ES-07-11-03 1140EDT

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