Three men receive prison terms for roles in gun-trafficking ring


A Brooklyn man was sentenced to nine years and another was sentenced to seven years yesterday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore for their roles in a gun-trafficking ring, the U.S. attorney's office said.

Arthur Nelson Reid, 26, and David Daniel Granger, 25, both of the 3700 block of Everett St., pleaded guilty in November to selling and conspiring to sell 12 fully automatic 7.62-caliber SKS rifles and a pipe bomb.

Frankie Lee Lebon, 24, of the 1600 block of Light St. in Baltimore was sentenced to three years and 10 months for conspiring to sell fully automatic weapons, and Alonzo Carle IV, 22, of Upper Marlboro pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing.

The four men were arrested after six semiautomatic machine guns were purchased at an April 1997 gun show in Pikesville and converted to fully automatic at the home of Reid and Granger. The men sold the guns to undercover federal agents. Later, they sold the agents a pipe bomb and agreed to deliver six more guns.

Pub Date: 6/06/98

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