- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Two Maine men pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to possess stolen firearms and possession of stolen firearms.

Twenty-one-year-old Cole Meserve of Standish and 23-year-old Chris Michaud of Limerick pleaded guilty on Monday. Records say they engaged in a series of burglaries in 2014 in which they stole items to sell for cash or trade for drugs.

Agents later recovered stolen firearms at a storage unit in Limerick that was rented by Michaud. The two men face up to five years in prison on the conspiracy charge and up to 10 years on the firearms charge. They also face fines up to $250,000 on each charge.

Prosecutors say the two men will be sentenced after the completion of presentence investigation reports.

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