BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD)– A Bloomington man has been sentenced to 33 months for possessing a Glock “switch”, an aftermarket attachment that converts handguns into fully automatic machine guns.

According to a DOJ press release, 22-year-old Javares Hudson of the 600 block of W. Monroe St., will also have a three-year term of supervised release after release. There is no parole in the federal system.

Evidence presented showed that on Jan. 23, 2022, Hudson went to the hospital to treat a gunshot wound outside a nightclub. Hospital staff treating Hudson noticed he had something plastic in his mouth. After much protest, Hudson spat out a small baggie that qualifies as a “machine gun” under federal law, a “Glock Conversion Device”.

Hudson entered a guilty plea in Sept. 2022 and has remained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since his federal indictment.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the Bloomington Police Department; and the Peoria Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ronald L. Hanna represented the government in the prosecution.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.