arrestedA man, who US law enforcement said is from Dominica, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for sending guns bought in Texas to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Tyrone Reid, 22, was sentenced in Houston on Wednesday by a federal judge. Investigators said Reid is a citizen of Dominica who’s been living in Houston.

US District Judge, David Hittner, ordered Reid be immediately deported following completion of his prison sentence.

Media reports indicate that a jury in February convicted Reid of a conspiracy-related firearms count and two charges of making false statements to a firearms dealer.

According to prosecutors in the case, Reid was associated with drug traffickers and arranged for guns to be purchased in Houston and sent to the Virgin Islands.

Some weapons recovered at a home in the Virgin Islands were linked to more than $60,000 wired to Reid to help buy the weapons, according to investigators.

Two firearms associated with the conspiracy were found in New Jersey crime scenes, including an aggravated armed robbery, the US Attorney Office of the Southern District of Texas stated.

Reid’s grandmother traveled to Houston for the trial and testified that Reid sent guns to her in the Virgin Islands. Reid then took the stand on his own behalf and called his grandmother a liar.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Homeland Security.

More than 30 firearms were identified in the weapons conspiracy.