Guilty plea heard in illegal firearms sale

Feb 23, 2012

GREENVILLE - A Rains County woman has been convicted on federal charges for illegally selling firearms at area flea markets.

53-year-old Margaret Lanette Gunter was arrested in Emory in August 2011, where more than one hundred weapons and a large amount of ammunition were recovered. 

She pleaded guilty Tuesday to selling firearms without a federal firearms license. Gunter admitted to assisting a co-defendant who was selling firearms at public markets in Quinlan and at the First Monday Trade Fair in Canton.

She faces up to five years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not been set.