A former Sacramento man serving in the U.S. Army has been indicted for allegedly selling firearms and narcotics.
The 38-count indictment returned Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Sacramento charges 22-year-old David Guevara-Pimentel, currently of Fort Drum, N.Y., with dealing and manufacturing firearms without a license, illegal possession of a machine gun, possession of an unregistered short-barreled shotgun, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, and distribution of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin.
Guevara-Pimentel was arrested Jan. 22 in New York, where he was stationed as a U.S. Army private, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release. U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command made the arrest.
According to court documents, on 19 separate occasions between Aug. 11, 2014, and April 29, 2015, Guevara-Pimentel met with an undercover agent and sold him a variety of firearms, including a short-barreled shotgun, AR-15-style rifles without serial numbers and handguns. On many of those occasions, authorities said, Guevara-Pimentel sold the agent methamphetamine, cocaine or heroin.
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In all, Guevara-Pimentel sold the undercover agent 48 firearms, many of which lacked a serial number or other identifying markings, federal authorities said. On Jan. 22, he was found to possess a fully automatic machine gun, they said.
The case resulted from an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the West Sacramento and Woodland police departments.