An Akron man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Wednesday for having a firearm and methamphetamine.

Robert E. Evans, 40, was previously found guilty of one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Evans had approximately one ounce of pure crystal methamphetamine in his home last year, as well as a Colt .45 caliber pistol, despite two prior felony convictions for drug trafficking that prohibited him from possessing firearms, according to court documents.

“A convicted drug trafficker with a firearm and methamphetamine can only end with tragic results for our community,” U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman said in the press release.

Akron Police Chief Kenneth Ball said the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Akron’s Gun Violence Reduction Unit are “making our city safer.”

“We must protect our communities from those that deal illicit drugs and illegally carry firearms,” Ball said in the press release. “We are thankful for a sentence that reflects this priority.”