October 30, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A 44-year-old Nevada man has been sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for selling stolen guns, explosives and a police officer's badge to an undercover detective.
Michael Doiel of Stagecoach pleaded guilty in December to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams of methamphetamine and possession of stolen explosives transported across state lines.
Prosecutors say Doiel traded two handguns, a pair of semi-automatic rifles and the stolen badge to the undercover agent in exchange for 3 ounces of meth and $1,500. He already had three prior felony convictions, including possession of a controlled substance, attempted possession of stolen property and grand larceny.
U.S. District Judge Howard McKibben sentenced him in Reno on Wednesday and added on five years' probation upon his release from prison.