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A Bradford, Pa. woman was sentenced Friday by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to a year in prison for a firearms conviction.

Jacqueline Runyan, 48, was arrested in September of 2012 along with several others and charged with buying firearms for co-defendant Juan Lopez, a convicted felon unable to purchase guns on his own, in return for cocaine and money.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten said Runyan bought four firearms – three .40 caliber pistols and a 22-caliber pistol – in 2008.

An investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives found the guns were brought back to the Buffalo area, where they were used in drug-related activities.

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