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November 21, 2017

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Man gets 16 years in weapons, stolen explosives sting

A man who traded automatic rifles, C4 explosives and a police badge to an undercover detective for cash and methamphetamine has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison, the United States district attorney for Nevada said.

Michael Alan Doiel, 44, was sentenced Wednesday to 195 months in prison and five years of supervised release.

Doiel, of Stagecoach, Nev., pleaded guilty in December to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and possession of stolen explosives that had been transported in interstate commerce.

“If you get caught selling stolen explosives and firearms, you face prosecution by the federal government and a very lengthy sentence of imprisonment with no parole,” U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said.

“We will continue working proactively and aggressively with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to capture dangerous individuals who are committing this type of crime and in preventing guns and explosives from landing in the hands of criminals or persons with mental health problems,” Bogden said.

In December 2011, local and federal law enforcement officers set up a sting to purchase weapons and explosives from Doiel, officials said. Detectives obtained items that included two handguns, two semi-automatic rifles, a package of stolen C4 explosives and a stolen police officer’s badge in exchange for three ounces of methamphetamine and $1,500, officials said.

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

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