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Former Sacramento man accused of selling firearms, narcotics

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.

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.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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