BIRMINGHAM, AL (AL.com) – A 24-year-old man is behind bars and now indicted federally on drug and gun charges.
A federal grand jury today indicted 24-year-old Oscar Adrian Castillo, according to U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and ATF Special Agent in Charge Steven L. Gerido. A two-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court says Castillo illegally distributed 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in Jefferson County on Sept. 15.
The indictment also charges Castillo with being in possession of guns on Sept. 20 while an illegal resident in the U.S. He had a Remington 12-gauge shotgun and a Smith & Wesson .40-caliber pistol.
The drug distribution charge carries a mandatory minimum five-year prison sentence, with a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine. The maximum penalty for being in the United States illegally and possessing a firearm is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
ATF investigated the case, which Assistant U.S. Attorney John B. Felton is prosecuting.