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

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Oregon Man Arrested In Glenn County Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Drug And Firearm Offenses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Joshua Anthony Bond, 25, of Grants Pass, Oregon, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley to 15 years in prison for trafficking in controlled substances and for being a felon in possession of firearms, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the California Highway Patrol, and the Glenn County Sheriff's Office. Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rodriguez prosecuted the case.

According to court documents, on July 11, 2013, a CHP officer observed Bond speeding on Interstate 5 near County Road 57 in Glenn County. The CHP officer followed Bond at high speeds as Bond turned off the highway and through residential neighborhoods in Willows. During his flight, Bond threw a loaded .380-caliber handgun onto a residential street. Bond eventually lost control in a residential cul-de-sac; he was then taken into custody.

Law enforcement officers seized a 9 mm sub-machine gun, a 12 gauge pump shotgun, various types of ammunition, 210 grams of methamphetamine, and two body armor plates from his vehicle.

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Docket #: 2:14-cr-019 TLN
Updated April 8, 2015