Convicted felon sentenced for arms possession

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- A Bowie man with past gun convictions has been sentenced to nearly eight years in prison for illegally possessing firearms.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for Arizona says 45-year-old Robert Tapia was sentenced for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The Border Patrol and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents recovered 17 firearms from Tapia's southeastern Arizona residence.

Prosecutors say the guns included an AK-47 and a sawed off shotgun with the serial numbers filed off.

Tapia pleaded guilty in June.

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