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U.S. Air Force Servicemember Sentenced For Distributing Drugs And Trafficking Firearms

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

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force assigned to Nellis Air Force Base was sentenced today to 32 months in prison for selling a large quantity of methamphetamine and for trafficking firearms (including an AK-47 rifle) without a Federal Firearms License.

In April 2021, Michael Reimers, 41, of Las Vegas, had pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of a controlled substance and one count of engaging in the business of dealing in firearms without a license. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Kent J. Dawson sentenced Reimers to three years of supervised release.

According to court documents, from about July 11, 2019 to about September 4, 2019, Reimers — who is not a licensed firearms dealer — sold an AK-47, a .26 caliber handgun, and a 12 gauge shotgun to various buyers. In addition, he sold large quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine to the same buyers.

Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Daniel Neill for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made the announcement.

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



Updated July 13, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses