Walkerton Man Sentenced On Federal Firearms Charge

A Walkerton man who previously pleaded guilty to the felony offense of unlawful transport of firearms was recently sentenced in U.S. District Court. Thomas Touhey, 56, received a 20 month sentence and 1 year of supervised release. Court documents indicate law enforcement was investigating complaints of drug trafficking from Touhey’s home and attempting to serve two warrants for his failure to register as a sex offender. During their investigation, officers discovered marijuana and related paraphernalia and found a loaded shotgun on the premises. Touhey has a prior felony conviction for child molestation.