Authorities in Pueblo, Colo., arrested owner Daniel Vasquez on Friday, The Denver Post reports. He faces two felony firearms counts that each carry 10 years in prison and a maximum $250,000 fine. He reportedly pleaded not guilty on Wednesday.
An affidavit filed Sept. 1 shows that Vasquez, 30, has three prior felony convictions for possession of a controlled substance in 2005, 2007 and 2008, plus escaping from prison in 2010.
FBI investigators first set up a sting in March, recording Vasquez on audio and video selling them nearly 53 grams of what later tested positive for heroin, a purple (!) handgun and 13 rounds of ammunition. He was also reportedly holding a plastic bag containing a white crystal substance, which he referred to as "clear" — common street slang for meth. Undercover officers also managed to capture images of him reaching into a drawer for his heroin stash and of a rifle with a scope attached mounted to a wall.
FBI agents used a search warrant to search Vasquez's residence on Aug. 31 and found a 9-millimeter Glock firearm.