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Man Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Crafting, Selling Guns, Online Threat

Micheal Chukwuebuka, Reporting

A former member of Ohio National Guard, on Tuesday, was sentenced to six years in prison for allegedly crafting and selling so-called ghost guns and also making online threats about violence against Jewish and Black people.

Thomas Develin, 25, according to online court records, was sentenced to 71 months in prison on federal weapons counts.

Stonix News learnt that Develin made and sold 3D-printed guns and also made and advertised the sale of devices that are used to turn semi-automatic weapons into fully automatic ones.

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A handgun modified by Thomas Develin

According to state records, Develin was also charged in state court with making terrorist threats and pleaded guilty to two counts on Tuesday.

During his services at the Ohio National Guard, 25-year-old Develin was deployed to Afghanistan in 2017 to 2018.

After he returned from the deployment, Develin confirmed that he became depressed and was drinking heavily.

The frustration and depression, according to him, led to the online threats and “disgusting” comments he made.

He pleaded guilty to all charges.

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