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Columbia man pleads guilty to federal weapon charge

Updated: Jul. 30, 2018 at 5:43 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A 38-year-old Columbia man will now serve time in prison after pleading guilty to a federal gun charge.

Officials said Corey Kitt pleaded guilty to knowingly using and carrying a firearm of a drug trafficking crime. On December 4, 2017, Richland County deputies found Kitt sleeping behind the wheel of a truck near Old Hopkins Road and Garners Ferry Road. Deputies could smell the odor of alcohol on Kitt. Officials later discovered Kitt, who did not have a license on him at the time, was actually driving under suspension.

Authorities also spoke with a woman who was also asleep in the vehicle and found out there was possibly a shotgun in the back of the truck. After searching the vehicle, officials discovered a loaded Glock handgun, a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, methamphetamine, and heroin in the truck.

Kitt could serve anywhere from five years to life in prison. He also faces a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release.

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