Missouri man sentenced for selling guns to undercover federal agents
By Christen Smith
Antonio Rodriguez Robertson, 21, will spend five years in federal prison for drug and gun trafficking. (Photo: Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office)
A Missouri man will spend five years in prison after admitting he sold guns and marijuana to undercover federal agents in Kansas City last year.
Antonio Rodriguez Robertson, 21, pleaded guilty in September to one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. In return, federal prosecutors dismissed 13 other drug and gun trafficking charges from an indictment filed in April.
According to court documents, Robertson sold undercover agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives small amounts of marijuana and multiple guns — including a 9mm Glock Model 17 pistol for $450, a 9mm Glock Model 19 pistol for $625, a Taurus 9mm pistol for $450, a .40 caliber Glock pistol for $700, an AR rifle DPMS Model 15 rifle for $1,100 — at a gas station in Kansas City in September 2017.
It’s unclear how Robertson obtained the guns, however, law enforcement in Kansas City reported last year an alarming rise in gun thefts across the city. Local law enforcement recorded 804 gun thefts in 2016 — up from 588 in 2015. In 2017, more than 830