Westminster Man Sentenced to 124 Months in Federal Prison for Weapons and Drug Trafficking Charges
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado
DENVER – The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces Michael Thomas Delguidice, age 62, of Westminster, was sentenced to 124 months prison and 3 years supervised release for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
According to the plea agreement, on December 5, 2020, Westminster police were dispatched to a residence for a domestic disturbance, where the victim reported her car had been shot the night before. She reported that she then received a text from the defendant asking her to go to Blackhawk with him. She refused and the defendant texted back: "Ready for round two then?" The victim reported that Delguidice was circling her block on his motorcycle. When police contacted Delguidice, they found baggies of methamphetamine totaling 93 grams, a loaded .38 caliber revolver, two speed re-loaders and $3,405 in his jacket. They also found a stolen 10mm Glock semi-automatic handgun and ammunition in his motorcycle bag. Shell casings from the previous night’s drive-by shooting were tested and matched the 10mm handgun in the bag.
Judge William J. Martinez sentenced the defendant on February 7, 2023.
The FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force and the Westminster Police Department investigated this case. Prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Brian Dunn.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.
CASE NUMBER: 21-cr-00007
Public Affairs Specialist
Updated April 19, 2023
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