LOS ANGELES, Calif. – A repeat offender from San Bernardino was sentenced to over five years in prison after selling drugs to undercover law enforcement officers.
On January 14, 2019, Maher Diab, 41, a San Bernardino resident and Liquor Store owner was sentenced to 68 months in prison. In addition, he was sentenced to five years of supervised release. Diab was found guilty earlier this month for distribution of more than five grams of methamphetamine in July 2017. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) officials said that Diab was also found guilty of selling a rifle to an undercover ATF agent at the same location around ten years ago. Diab now has the two ATF felonies, in addition to other state felony convictions.
Diab is the operator of Terry’s Liquor located at 1221 E. Lynwood Drive in the City of San Bernardino. This store was a target of the ATF’s interest after intelligence revealed that it was a source for narcotics and firearms. The store was known in the area to be a place where guns coud be bought and sold. “These career criminals need to understand ATF and San Bernardino Police Department will not allow the crime to continue,” said ATF Los Angeles Field Division Special Agent in Charge Bill McMullan. “ATF will remain diligent in its fight against these repeat offenders who continue to traffic drug and firearms in our communities.”
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