BANGOR — An Industry man has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Federal prosecutors say 40-year-old Paul Brackett was sentenced Tuesday to two years and nine months in prison and three years of probation.

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He pleaded guilty in September.

Authorities say officers from the Maine Warden Service responded to a report of a vehicle off the road in Eustis last February.

The Sun Journal reports that wardens found Brackett nearby carrying a loaded handgun. Wardens also found a loaded AR-15 rifle in the back seat of the vehicle, and another rifle and ammunition in the trunk.

Brackett was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to two felony convictions.