For Immediate Release
Laredo Man Indicted for Unlawful Possession of More Than 100 Firearms
LAREDO, Texas – A 72-year-old resident of Laredo has appeared in court on allegations he possessed more than 100 firearms, even though he was a convicted felon, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez.
A federal grand jury returned the indictment against Javier J. Trevino on Nov. 21, 2017. He was taken into custody yesterday and made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Diana Song Quiroga today.
According to the indictment, Trevino was found in possession of 123 firearms on Aug. 20, 2016. Trevino is a convicted felon and thereby prohibited from possessing a firearm per federal law. These firearms allegedly included handguns, rifles with high capacity magazines and shotguns.
If convicted, Trevino faces up to 10 years in federal prison as well as a $250,000 maximum fine.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation with the assistance of the Webb County Sheriff’s Department.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher dos Santos is prosecuting the case.
An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence.
A defendant is presumed innocent unless convicted through due process of law.