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Felon Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Unlawful Possession Of Firearms And Selling Methamphetamine

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

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A felon who was serving a term of supervised release when he committed the offense was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison to be followed by 10 years of supervised release for unlawful possession of firearms, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada.

Julian Ricardo Chacon, 39, pleaded guilty to two counts of felon in possession of a firearm and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Chacon has prior convictions including robbery, drug charges, identity theft, and felon in possession of a firearm, all in Nevada.

According to court documents, Chacon was serving a term of supervised release related to a 2008 federal conviction for felon in possession of a firearm. He served the seven year prison term and then began his three years of supervision in 2016. In January 2018, the U.S. Probation Office filed a petition alleging Chacon had violated conditions of his supervised release.

Later, in July 2018, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department learned that Chacon was selling methamphetamine in Las Vegas. He sold approximately 28 grams of methamphetamine to an individual and had an estimated quarter-pound of methamphetamine in his vehicle. During the investigation, officers learned Chacon was on federal supervised release.

On July 9, 2018, law enforcement conducted a search of Chacon’s residence where they found more than 314 grams of methamphetamine, over 26 grams of marijuana, more than $920 in cash, a digital scale, a supply of small baggies, as well as a 9mm semiautomatic pistol loaded with hollow-point ammunition, a loaded magazine, and ammunition. Officers later learned that the 9mm pistol was stolen, and Chacon also illegally purchased a .40 caliber semiautomatic pistol.

The case was investigated by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the United States Probation Office. Assistant United States Attorney Dan Cowhig prosecuted the case.


Updated July 18, 2019

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