A Lewiston man was
sentenced to more than three years in federal prison Friday after he was
convicted of trafficking guns between Buckfield and Boston.
 
  
Philemon Dowell, 24,
was sentenced to 37 months in prison for being a felon in possession of
firearms.

According to court
records, Dowell arranged for another person to purchase three handguns from a
store in Buckfield. Dowell then drove the firearms to Boston where he sold them,
according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
 
  Two of the guns were
later recovered by Boston police, but it wasn’t the sale that led to his arrest. Dowell was prohibited from possessing guns because of a 2006 conviction
for trafficking crack cocaine in Massachusetts.
 
 
   After the guns were
recovered, the case was investigated by Lewiston police and the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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