SACRAMENTO, Calif. — On June 2, 2022, a federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment against Victor Angeles Serrano Nash, 27, of Olivehurst, charging him with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, dealing in firearms without a license, and two counts of possession of a machine gun, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
According to court documents, between Aug. 18, 2021, and Nov. 23, 2021, Nash sold counterfeit M-30 pills containing fentanyl and at least eight firearms to an undercover agent and criminal informant. Several of the firearms were reported stolen, and two were AR-15 style pistols with switches that converted them to machine guns.
This case is the product of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office, the Sacramento Police Department, the Sacramento Sheriff’s Office, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Special Services Unit, and the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alstyn Bennett is prosecuting the case.
If convicted, Nash faces a minimum statutory penalty of five years and maximum of 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.