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Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Patterson Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking and Illegal Firearm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — U.S. District Judge William B. Shubb
sentenced Natanael Faustino–Juarez, 30, of Patterson, to 12 years in prison for
possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute it and being in possession
of an illegal short–barrel shotgun, announced United States Attorney Benjamin
This case was the product of an investigation by the
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney
Paul A. Hemesath prosecuted the case.
According to court documents, from April to July 2011,
Faustino was the subject of seven controlled buys for methamphetamine and
firearms. When agents arrested him on July 8, 2011, he was in possession of two
pounds of methamphetamine and 11 firearms. One of the firearms was a Mossberg
12–gauge shotgun that was not registered in the National Firearms Registration
and Transfer Record.