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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of California

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Benjamin B. Wagner
, United States Attorney
Contact: Lauren Horwood

Stockton Man Sentenced for Trafficking Guns and Methamphetamine

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Brandon Johnson, 26, of Stockton, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for distributing methamphetamine and selling firearms without a license, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, special agents conducted an extensive investigation into Johnson’s gun and drug dealing activities. From August 2013, to October 2013, Johnson met repeatedly with an undercover agent. During the course of four separate meetings, Johnson sold the undercover agent more than half a pound of methamphetamine and although Johnson did not have a license to sell firearms, he sold the undercover agent five firearms, including four pistols and one AK-type DC Industries 7.62 x39 caliber rifle.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christiaan Highsmith prosecuted the case.


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