Ex-Bremerton cop pleads guilty to gun, tax charges

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Former Bremerton police officer Roy Alloway pleaded guilty Wednesday to unlawful dealing in firearms and filing a false income tax return.

The Kitsap Sun reports (http://bit.ly/ohbgeU) the 56-year-old Bremerton man faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced Jan. 20 in federal court in Tacoma.

Alloway was an undercover narcotics detective who worked with the West Sound Narcotics Enforcement team. He retired in May 2010 after 32 years as a police officer.

Prosecutors said he purchased nearly 400 guns from federally licensed firearms dealers between January 2005 and November 2010 and then sold pistols to undercover agents at gun shows without being properly licensed.

His home was raided by federal agents in November. He was indicted in May and charged with unlawfully dealing in firearms.

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Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/