BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Monday, a Bakersfield resident was sentenced to 5 years and 10 months in federal prison for illegally possessing ammunition.
The Bakersfield Police Department said at around 12:41 a.m. on Sept. 5, 2020, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Miller Street and Niles Street. The department said the driver, identified as Jesus Cordero, now 26, provided false identification to the officers.
During a subsequent search of Cordero’s vehicle, BPD said officers found a loaded unregistered firearm and about 45.5 grams of methamphetamine, which officers said he had intent to distribute. Officers said they also found a 9mm “ghost gun” loaded with a high-capacity magazine and 23 rounds of 9mm ammunition.
Due to a prior domestic violence conviction, Cordero is not allowed to have firearms or ammunition.