Air Force Master Sergeant Arrested for Allegedly Selling Cocaine, Meth, and Weapons Without a License

An Air Force Master Sergeant who is currently in active duty has been arrested for allegedly selling cocaine, meth and weapons without a license, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Law enforcement officers detained Michael Reimers, 39—assigned to the 99th Communications Squadron at Nellis Air Force in southern Nevada—on Tuesday after a grand jury issued an indictment, U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada Nicholas Trutanich announced.

The indictment charges Las Vegas resident Reimers with two counts of distribution of a controlled substance, one count of engaging in the business of dealing in firearms without a license, and one count of sale of a firearm to a prohibited person.

The indictment alleges that Reimers sold cocaine and more than 50 grams of methamphetamine between July 2019 and September 2019.

Furthermore, he is alleged to have sold an AK-47 7.62 mm caliber rifle, a .25 caliber handgun and a 12 gauge shotgun without a license. The shotgun was sold to an undocumented immigrant, which is prohibited.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Henderson Police Department were all involved in investigating the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shaheen Torgley will act as prosecutor in the case.

"An indictment is merely an allegation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law," according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Reimer's case is not the only notable drug-related arrest in recent days.

Earlier this week, MassLive reported that 38 individuals were arrested in Lawrence, Massachusetts, for the distribution of narcotics, most of which were opioids including fentanyl and heroin.

The arrests were made as part of an operation referred to as Operation Devil's Highway—a 10-week drug crackdown involving between 40 and 60 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies from Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

"Operation Devil's Highway was tremendously successful in targeting street-level drug trafficking in Lawrence, which is a hub of illegal drug distribution for all of New England," U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said.

"This kind of operation can only succeed with the full commitment of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, coupled with realistic planning to target the most prolific drug distributors. This will not be the last time we target drug dealers in Lawrence or their customers from points north," he said.

The 38 people arrested range between the ages of 18 and 51.

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Stock photo: A grand jury indictment charges Las Vegas-resident Reimers with two counts of distribution of a controlled substance, one count of engaging in the business of dealing in firearms without a license, and one count of sale of a firearm to a prohibited person. iStock
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