The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is accusing a woman of illegally selling guns —including allegedly selling one to a drug trafficker — and says she bought the guns in November at the Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly.
Kimberly Yvette Dinkins of Manassas was indicted by a federal grand jury late last week for the alleged illegal gun sales. She allegedly bought more than 25 guns during a one-month period, and illegally sold all of them within 16 days of purchase, according to an affidavit filed by an ATF agent in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
One of the guns, which Dinkins purchased at the Nation's Gun Show in Chantilly on Nov. 17, ended up in the hands of a suspected narcotics trafficker just 13 days later in Prince George's County, Md.
“Kimberly Dinkins is accused of purchasing a high volume of handguns in 15 days, at least one of which made it into the hands of a suspected drug trafficker,” U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride said in a press release. “Illegal gun dealing is a serious crime, and we applaud the ATF for their quick work in putting this case together.”
Dinkins allegedly gave conflicting explanations to agents as to why she wanted so many guns. During another interview, she told an agent all of the guns were sold, though some were still in her possession.
Dinkins remains in custody and is charged with dealing firearms without a license and making a materially false statement. The charges carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison, if she is convicted.