PORTLAND, Maine — A Cushing woman is likely to get probation after pleading guilty last week to lying to federal agents about whether her boyfriend had guns.

Crystal Burch, 22, pleaded guilty April 1 in U.S. District Court to one count of making a false statement to a government agency. She is scheduled to be sentenced July 1.

The offense carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The prosecution, however, said in a report filed with the court that Burch has been cooperative since the initial incident and they are recommending probation.

According to the U.S. attorney’s office, an agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms went to serve a subpoena on Burch at her Cushing residence on June 16, 2014. When he identified himself, she blurted out she had signed over several handguns she had bought from a Rockland gun dealer the previous December to another person.

At the same time, agents had the boyfriend’s place of work under surveillance. The boyfriend is identified in court papers only as “J.D.” The man went to his pickup truck and was on his cellphone when an agent approached him. J.D. turned around and had two handguns in his hands, according to the paperwork filed in court. The guns were confiscated without incident.

J.D. was then arrested, according to the prosecution. The status of his case and his identity were not immediately available.