Stockton Man Sentenced to More Than 3 Years in Prison for Possession of Unregistered Firearms Silencers | USAO-EDCA

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Alan Alfredo Garcia, 26, of Stockton, was sentenced Monday to three years and five months in prison for possession of unregistered silencers, US Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, on May 31, 2019, law enforcement officers searched Garcia’s residence in Stockton and found two unregistered firearms silencers, parts for making additional silencers, an AR jig for converting AR rifle and pistol lower receivers into completed firearms, six firearms, and various firearms parts. A search of Garcia’s cellphone revealed additional evidence that he was manufacturing and modifying firearms, including to make them fully automatic.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, and the Stockton Police Department. Assistant US Attorney David W. Spencer prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the US Department of Justice launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

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