Two Randolph County men sentenced on federal firearm charges

Kyle Inselmann, 34, of Steeleville, has been sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison for knowingly possessing a pair of short-barreled shotguns in furtherance of drug trafficking activities. Inselmann pleaded guilty to the charges last September.

According to documents filed in court, police executed a search warrant at Inslemann’s Randolph County home in March 2019. During the search, officers discovered several guns in close proximity to 11 grams of methamphetamine.

Justin Martin, 40, of Coulterville, has been sentenced to serve five years and seven months in federal prison for knowingly possessing seven stolen firearms and using them to acquire illegal drugs.

The guns at issue were stolen from a licensed firearm distributor in Perry County in September 2018. According to court documents, Martin and others planned the theft in advance and later sold the guns to a drug dealer for seven grams of methamphetamine and $500 in cash.

For more on both of these cases, please see this week’s print edition.