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Palm Coast Man Sentenced For Possession And Transfer Of Glock Auto Switches

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron has sentenced Robert Miguel Castillo (45, Palm Coast) to three years and four months in federal prison for possession and transfer of machine guns. Castillo had pleaded guilty on August 6, 2018.

According to court documents, Castillo sold 10 Glock auto switches to a co-conspirator, Chad Howard Talbot, who then resold the switches to a convicted felon.  Glock auto switches are a firearm accessory designed to convert a Glock handgun from semi-automatic to automatic fire.

Talbot previously pleaded guilty for his role in this case. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for November 14, 2018.  

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Brandon Bayliss, on assignment from the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor, ICE.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. In October 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to develop districtwide crime reduction strategies, incorporating the lessons learned since the program’s inception in 2001. In the Middle District of Florida, U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez coordinates PSN efforts in cooperation with various federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.

Updated October 25, 2018

Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods