South Bend man sentenced to 5 years for possessing firearm

A South Bend man was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the US Attorney's Office.

In March 2020, police evicted several people, including 32-year-old Jeffrey Burnside, from a local motel.

While clearing the room, police found meth and two handguns, reports said.

Later that night, Burnside tried to book another hotel room, hid from police and fled from police, reports said.

Burnside was located and they found a loaded handgun and half an ounce of meth where he was hiding, reports said.

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