COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A Coos Bay man was sentenced to five years in federal prison for selling methamphetamine and sawed-off shotguns to an undercover federal agent, court records said.
The agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives set up a meeting with Theron Gerber, 36, after learning in March that the convicted felon was selling guns and drugs in the Coos Bay area.
At the first meeting with Gerber in his home on April 4, the agent saw 20 to 25 firearm displayed for sale, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.
That day, Gerber sold the agent a short-barreled shotgun, a Glock pistol, three pistol magazines, a 50-round drum magazine, two 31-round drum magazines and 91 rounds of ammunition for $600.
A week later, Gerber sold the same agent an AK-style rifle and methamphetamine, according to court records. The agent subsequently bought additional guns and ammunition from Gerber, the prosecutors said.
Federal agents raided Gerber’s home with a search warrant and seized 17 firearms.
Gerber pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing short-barreled firearms and distributing methamphetamine. He was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Eugene.