☷Bakersfield Resident Sentenced to More Than Five Years in Prison for Unlawfully Possessing Ammunition
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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Bakersfield Resident Sentenced to over 5 Years in Prison for Unlawfully Possessing Ammunition FRESNO , Calif . — Jesus B . Cordero , 26 , of Bakersfield , was sentenced today by U . S . District Judge Dale A . Drozd to five years and 10 months in prison for possession of ammunition after sustaining a domestic violence conviction , U . S . Attorney Phillip A . Talbert announced . According to court documents , at approximately midnight on Sept . 5 , 2020 , law enforcement officers stopped Cordero for traffic infractions while he was driving in Bakersfield . Cordero did not have a driver’s license and gave a false name to the responding police officers . During a search of Cordero’s vehicle , officers located a baggie containing what was later determined to be approximately 45 . 5 grams of methamphetamine , which Cordero possessed intending to distribute it to others . Officers also discovered in Cordero’s vehicle an unmarked Polymer P80 9 mm handgun ( which is known as a “ghost gun” ) loaded with a high - capacity magazine and 23 rounds of 9 mm ammunition . In addition to Cordero’s 11 prior criminal convictions , he previously was convicted of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant and is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition . This case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bakersfield Police Department . Assistant U . S . Attorney Christopher D . Baker prosecuted the case . This case was part of the joint federal , state , and local Project Safe Neighborhoods ( PSN ) Program , the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts . PSN is an evidence - based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime . Through PSN , a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them . As part of this strategy , PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime .
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