ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – A former Kirtland aviator will spend more than a year behind bars after pleading guilty to federal gun charges. While stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base, Charles Brent Justice, 28, purchased a silencer online from China.
- Kirtland aviator charged with possession of illegal weapons begins
- Kirtland aviator charged with possession of illegal weapons
U.S. Customs and Border Protection found it in the mail. They say he also bought other illegal devices like a butt designed to convert a pistol into a short barrel rifle and another device that turns a pistol into a machine gun.
Upon his release, Justice will be subject to three years of supervised release. According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice District of New Mexico, the Office of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated this matter with the Department of Air Force, the Office of Special Investigations and Homeland Security Investigation. US Assistant Prosecutors Jon K. Stanford and Nicholas Mote continued the case.