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Firearms, Ammunition and Explosives
12/23/2019

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Colorado felon pleads guilty to illegally possessing 14 firearms including 2 assault rifles

DENVER – A 49-year-old Aurora, Colorado man pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, Dec. 23, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Denver, the Colorado Department of Adult Parole and the Denver Police Department (DPD).

Jeffrey Mons Olson, who was indicted by a federal grand jury Sept. 5, 2019, is scheduled to be sentenced March 19.

On March 28, 2019, the Colorado Department of Adult Parole conducted surveillance on Olson. During the surveillance, parole officers observed the defendant at a storage locker in Aurora. They then followed him home. Once at his home, parole officers searched Olson’s truck. They located a loaded Glock firearm between the driver’s seat and the center console. Also discovered behind the driver’s seat was a black duffle bag with four additional firearms. Four of the five firearms recovered in the truck were loaded and previously reported stolen.

On March 29, 2019, investigators with DPD and HSI executed a search warrant on the storage locker in Aurora, which had been rented by the defendant’s girlfriend. Inside the storage unit agents and officers found and seized nine additional firearms, including two semi-automatic rifles and seven handguns. Four of these firearms were loaded. In addition to the weapons, assorted ammunition of various calibers was seized. Prior to possessing the firearms and ammunition, Olson had been previously convicted of at least one felony.

“A felon carrying loaded firearms is a danger to the community,” said U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. “Thanks to the hard work of this office and local and federal law enforcement, he was arrested, has admitted to his crime, and will face his punishment.”

The statutory maximum penalty for being a felon in possession of a firearm is up to 10 years in federal prison, and up to a $250,000 fine.

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 01/06/2020