A Sacramento man was indicted today in a federal firearms trafficking case.
Dejon Andrade, 27, is charged with one count of unlawful dealing in firearms, five counts of interstate travel with intent to unlawfully deal in firearms and nine counts of illegal transportation of firearms acquired outside of his state of residence, according to a federal Department of Justice new release.
Court documents allege that Andrade used a Nevada ID to buy guns in Nevada, although he resided in California. He was prohibited from purchasing or possessing guns in California because of parole conditions, officials said, but he was able to buy firearms in Reno by providing false information on his federal firearm purchase paperwork.
Andrade was found to be in possession of a Sturm Ruger, Model 95, 9 mm pistol, and a Smith and Wesson, Model SD4OVE, .40-caliber pistol that he had purchased in Reno, according to the news release.
The case resulted from a joint task force investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and the Sacramento Police Department. The investigation was part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, which brings together federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to combat gun and gang crime. The effort targets chronic violent offenders and aims to deter potential gun offenders.