Former NC State Highway Patrol trooper sentenced to 37 months

Timothy Jay Norman, 47, of Browns Summit was sentenced Thursday for unlawfully transporting and dealing firearms.

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A former North Carolina State Freeway Patrol (NCSHP) trooper has been sentenced to 37 months in jail for selling guns.

According to the United States Division of Justice, Timothy Jay Norman, 47, of Browns Summit was sentenced Thursday for unlawfully transporting and dealing firearms.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation uncovered again in January final 12 months Norman was offering guns to distinct men and women, including a convicted felon though utilized as a trooper with the State Freeway Patrol, according to court docket-submitted files.

The FBI learned Norman held out for sale, employing the convicted felon as a “middleman” pertaining to different guns, which bundled decommissioned NCSGP service weapons, these kinds of as Sig Sauer P226 .357 semi-automated pistols Arma Lite, AR-15 5.56mm semi-automated rifles, and Beretta, Design 1201FP, 12-gauge shotguns.

Regulation enforcement businesses held a few productive managed buy operations afterwards.

Investigators utilized a private man or woman, who purchased a decommissioned Sig Sauer P226 .357 semi-computerized pistol, with the NCSHP badge engraved on major of the slide, in a circumstance with two publications, for $1,600 from Norman again in early Could final year.

Law enforcement also used a supply to get a Beretta 12-gauge shotgun and an Arma Lite AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, one journal, one comfortable black scenario, and a person 50-round drum magazine from Norman at his residence in Browns Summit, for $3,200 again all around June 8 very last 12 months.

Officers mentioned regulation enforcement held a third effective controlled firearms proof invest in from Norman all around June 24 very last year, exactly where he marketed a NCSHP Sig Sauer P226 .357 semi-automatic pistol from his patrol car or truck to a supply at a shut gasoline station.

Norman acquired $2,000 in FBI case money in trade for the decommissioned weapon.

Federal Firearms Licensee documents display exactly where Norman bought the guns and display he produced a substantial profit from the diverse transactions, in accordance to the DOJ.

Documents also showed Norman purchased 36 guns from the FFL considering the fact that January 1 very last 12 months.

Investigating agencies held a search warrant on Norman’s home and seized hundreds of rounds of ammunition and above 50 guns again on July 7 last yr.

Investigators located two extra guns in Norman’s patrol auto, neither of which were NCSHP-issued, including a person AR-15 rifle Norman acquired from the FFL before that year.

There was also an envelope with around $2,000 in cash, which involved FBI get dollars from a managed get operation.

Officers stated Norman was ordered to spend a $15,000 high-quality and will face three several years of supervised launch in addition to his 37-month prison sentence.

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