JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Russellville, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for being an illegal alien in possession of firearms and for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.
Emmanuel Guillen, 21, a citizen of Mexico residing in Russellville, was charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City, Mo.
Today’s indictment alleges that Guillen, an illegal alien, was in possession of 21 firearms on March 20, 2014. Guillen is also charged with possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.
Guillen was arrested on March 20, 2014. Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Guillen’s residence on that day. Officers found methamphetamine in a white box on the shelf of a bedroom closet and in a vehicle parked in the driveway. They found 21 firearms, including semi-automatic pistols, shotguns and rifles, in the house and in vehicles. Officers also found $2,504 in Guillen’s wallet and $13,168 in a safe in the bedroom closet.
Dickinson cautioned that the charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Lynn. It was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Cole County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department, MUSTANG (the Mid-Missouri Unified Strike Team and Narcotics Group) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).