A Charlotte man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison on federal drug and gun charges, according to prosecutors.
Timothy Massey, 32, was sentenced Thursday in a federal courtroom in Charlotte. Prosecutors said Massey pleaded guilty last November to charges of possession of a firearm by a felon and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
According to court documents, Massey was arrested during a May 2012 traffic stop by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. Officers reported finding a gun and marijuana in a backpack stored in the trunk of the vehicle Massey was driving.
Previous convictions prohibited Massey from carrying a weapon, prosecutors said.
Federal sentences are served without possibility of parole, prosecutors said. Massey will have two years of supervised release after his prison sentence ends, authorities said.