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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Missouri

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Russellville Man Sentenced for 21 Firearms, Meth

 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Russellville, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing firearms and methamphetamine.

Emmanuel Guillen, 22, a citizen of Mexico residing in Russellville, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to 11 years and three months in federal prison without parole.

On June 3, 2014, Guillen pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and to being an illegal alien in possession of 21 firearms.

On March 20, 2014, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Guillen’s residence. Officers found a box in a bedroom closet that contained five plastic containers of methamphetamine, weighing a total of 625 grams. A small safe was also found inside the closet, which contained $13,168; when officers searched Guillen, he had $2,504 in his wallet.

During the search, there were three vehicles located outside – two parked in the driveway, and one in the detached garage underneath a tarp. The vehicle in the garage, a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, had been reported stolen from Waynesville, Mo. One of the vehicles in the driveway, a 2003 GMC Sierra pickup, had an illegally modified Savage combination gun (.410/.22 caliber) under the driver’s seat. The Savage firearm had been cut down to a barrel length of less than 12 inches, and the serial number had been ground off. In the other vehicle in the driveway, a 2004 GMC Sierra pickup, two bags containing a total of 60 grams of methamphetamine were located.

In the residence and in the two vehicles in the driveway officers also discovered six handguns, five shotguns, a sawed-off shotgun with the serial number ground off and eight rifles.

This case was 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).

Updated January 9, 2015