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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Elk Grove Man Sentenced for Selling Firearms and Narcotics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — David Guevara-Pimentel, 24, of Elk Grove, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for dealing firearms without a license, illegal possession of a machine gun, and distribution of methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents, between August 11, 2014, and April 29, 2015, on 19 separate occasions Guevara-Pimentel met with an undercover agent and sold him a variety of firearms, including a short-barreled shotgun, an unserialized AR-15-style rifle, and handguns. On many of these occasions, Guevara-Pimentel sold the agent methamphetamine, cocaine, or heroin. In all, Guevara-Pimentel sold the undercover agent 49 firearms, many of which lacked a serial number or other identifying markings. When he was arrested in January 2016, Guevara-Pimentel possessed a fully automatic machine gun.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the West Sacramento Police Department, and the Woodland Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy H. Delgado prosecuted the case.

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 
2:16-cr-021 TLN
Updated February 22, 2018