NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A Norfolk man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for gun charges.
37-year-old Demetrius Antwon McGregor was sentenced Monday on several charges, including being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing with intent to distribute cocaine and possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.
McGregor was arrested in October 2017.
During his arrest, authorities recovered a loaded Sig Sauer handgun from his waistband. Officials say McGregor is a 9-time convicted violent felon, with prior convictions for both malicious and unlawful wounding, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, attempted robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery, as well as four convictions for maliciously shooting into an occupied vehicle.
As part of an investigation into his involvement in a suspected murder, investigators obtained a search warrant for McGregor’s apartment, where he was staying with his mother, and found in the bedroom closet 18 bags of cocaine; two assault rifles, one of which was loaded and had been reported stolen; four additional large-capacity magazines; dozens of rounds of .45 and 9mm caliber ammunition; and two digital scales.
The investigators also recovered from under the bedroom mattress a Sig Sauer .45 caliber magazine designed for the gun taken from his waistband, two additional digital scales sitting out in the open on top of a cabinet.
The .45 caliber ammunition from the closet and in the magazine under the mattress matched the brand of the ammunition in the handgun recovered from McGregor.