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United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California

Stockton Motorcyclist Sentenced to Almost 8 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

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Docket #: 2:12-cr-261 MCE

 

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Brett Michael Blaisure, 35, of Stockton, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. to seven years and 10 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced

According to court documents, on June 30, 2012, Blaisure was riding a motorcycle in Stockton when the California Highway Patrol stopped him for traffic violations.

Just before he stopped for officers, Blaisure threw a Beretta 9 mm pistol into the front yard of a residence. The officers retrieved the pistol and then arrested Blaisure, who has multiple felonies for weapon possession and drug sales. Officers also discovered that Blaisure was wearing body armor.

During sentencing, Judge England stated that he was especially troubled by Blaisure’s extensive criminal record, and the fact that he was carrying a loaded weapon while wearing body armor.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the California Highway Patrol. Assistant United States Attorney Paul A. Hemesath prosecuted the case.

 

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