Russellville man indicted on federal drug charges

A Russellville man was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday for being an illegal alien in possession of firearms and for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

Emmanuel Guillen, 21, a citizen of Mexico residing in Russellville, was charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City.

The indictment alleges that Guillen, an illegal alien, was in possession of 21 firearms on March 20, 2014. Guillen is also charged with possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

Guillen was arrested on March 20. Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Guillen’s residence on that day. Officers found methamphetamine in a white box on the shelf of a bedroom closet and in a vehicle parked in the driveway. They found 21 firearms, including semi-automatic pistols, shotguns and rifles, in the house and in vehicles. Officers also found $2,504 in Guillen’s wallet and $13,168 in a safe in the bedroom closet.

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