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Nellis Air Force Base master sergeant arrested on weapons, drug trafficking charges

Posted at 4:28 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 21:06:03-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A serviceman at Nellis Air Force Base has been arrested on charges of weapons and drug trafficking, according to officials.

On Wednesday, law enforcement officials arrested Master Sgt. Michael Reimers, 99th Communications Squadron at the base following a federal grand jury indictment on Tuesday.

The indictment charges the 39-year-old from Las Vegas 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.

According to allegations in the indictment, from July 2019 to September 2019, Reimers sold cocaine and more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. In addition, he sold an AK-47 7.62mm caliber rifle, a .25 caliber handgun, and a 12 gauge shotgun without a license. The shotgun was sold to an undocumented immigrant.

The investigation is ongoing and further information is not available at this time.