Man gets 16 years for selling stolen weapons, explosives for money, drugs

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Updated: 4/04/2013 5:05 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & -- A man who sold stolen weapons, stolen explosives, and a stolen police officer’s badge in exchange for meth and cash has been sentenced to just over 16 years in federal prison, announced Daniel G. Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada.

Michael Alan Doiel, 44, of Stagecoach, Nev., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard D. McKibben on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, to 195 months in prison and five years of supervised release.

Bogden says Doiel pleaded guilty on Dec. 20, 2012, to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of meth and possession of stolen explosives that had been transported in interstate commerce.

Doiel was caught Dec. 16, 2011, after an undercover detective contacted Doiel and spoke to him about purchasing weapons and explosives. That afternoon, Doiel met the undercover detective at a Reno location and sold the detective four stolen firearms, including two handguns and two semi-automatic rifles, a package of stolen C4 explosive and a stolen police officer’s badge, in exchange for three ounces of meth and $1,500.

Doiel was taken into custody immediately after the transaction by other police who were monitoring the scene.

Doiel has three prior felony convictions, including possession of a controlled substance, attempted possession of stolen property and grand larceny.

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