U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Sentenced For Distributing Drugs And Trafficking Firearms

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Michael Reimers, was sentenced this week to 32 months in prison for selling a large quantity of methamphetamine and for trafficking firearms (including an AK-47 rifle) without a Federal Firearms License.

In April 2021, the 41-year-old Reimers, of Las Vegas, had pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of a controlled substance and one count of engaging in the business of dealing in firearms without a license. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Kent J. Dawson sentenced Reimers to three years of supervised release.

According to court documents, from about July 11, 2019 to about September 4, 2019, Reimers — who is not a licensed firearms dealer — sold an AK-47, a .26 caliber handgun, and a 12 gauge shotgun to various buyers. In addition, he sold large quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine to the same buyers.