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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Arizona
Gary M. Restaino, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Friday, October 28, 2022

Ten Men Charged with Firearms Trafficking

TUCSON, Ariz. – On September 15, 2022, a Tucson federal grand jury returned an indictment charging 51 firearms-related offenses against the following individuals:

  • Julian Canastillo
  • Daniel Canastillo Molina
  • Omar Trujillo, Jr.
  • Carlos Martinez
  • Nicolas Meraz
  • Timothy Scott Waltermire, Jr.
  • Tylor Cody Joiner
  • Roy Glen Cline III
  • Corey Creasia
  • David Rey Gonzalez

The indictment alleges that the 10 individuals were members of a Tucson-based firearms trafficking organization. The investigation leading to their indictment involved a series of firearms transactions that resulted in firearms being seized in the Republic of Mexico.

An indictment is simply a method by which a person is charged with criminal activity and raises no inference of guilt. An individual is presumed innocent until evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

All 10 individuals charged in the indictment face a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Homeland Security Investigations, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Angela W. Woolridge, Matthew C. Cassell, and Craig Russell, District of Arizona, Tucson, are handling the prosecution.

RELEASE NUMBER: 2022-196_Trujillo, et al.

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