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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nevada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 26, 2019

U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Indicted With Federal Firearm And Drug Charges

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – An active-duty United States Air Force Master Sergeant currently assigned to Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 24, 2019, with federal firearm and drug trafficking charges, announced U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada.

The indictment charges Michael Reimers, 39, of Las Vegas, with two counts of distribution of a controlled substance, one count of engaging in the business of dealing in firearms without a license, and one count of sale of a firearm to a prohibited person.

According to allegations in the indictment, from July 2019 to September 2019, Reimers sold cocaine and more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. In addition, he sold an AK-47 7.62mm caliber rifle, a .25 caliber handgun, and a 12 gauge shotgun without a license. The shotgun was sold to an illegal alien.

An indictment is merely an allegation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

This case was investigated by the DEA, along with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Henderson Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Shaheen Torgley is prosecuting the case.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Updated September 26, 2019