Stacie Dawson has a chance to become a first in Pennsylvania criminal history.
Under the new "Brad Fox Law," named for a fallen Plymouth Township police officer, the 21-year-old Chester woman could end up spending the next five years behind bars.
The law, which went into effect in the fall, is aimed at toughening penalties for those who purchase guns for convicted felons. Dawson, charged Thursday, could become the first sentenced.
In September, Fox was killed in the line of duty while pursuing a hit-and-run suspect who had illegally purchased guns from another individual.
According to court records, in February Dawson allegedly bought two handguns during two trips to Miller's Sporting Goods in Lower Chichester Township.