Sentenced: Morganton man sold machine gun, drugs to undercover agent, DOJ says

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A Morganton man who was arrested after trying to sell a machine gun and drugs to an undercover agent has been sentenced, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina announced Thursday.

Jeffrey Ohmer, 34, will serve 16 years after pleading guilty to drug and firearm charges.

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Court records stated that in 2021 and 2022 Ohmer, who was considered to be a large-scale meth trafficker, was pulled over twice by deputies with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, one of those times was in a reported stolen vehicle.

Drugs were found inside the vehicles on both occasions. Ohmer was also arrested in 2022 while attempting to sell a machine gun and meth to an undercover agent.

Two others including his girlfriend have pled guilty in the case and are awaiting sentencing.

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