36-year-old Trajordon Svarda pleaded guilty to selling six illegal guns and about 300 grams of meth and ecstasy to an undercover informant, and was sentenced to 52 months in prison, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday.
If you are selling illegal guns, meth, and ecstasy, it is not likely to end well for you if you are selling them to an undercover informant for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). One San Francisco man has learned that lesson the hard way, as the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California announced in a Tuesday release that they'd won a 52-month prison sentence for 36-year-old San Francisco man Trajordon Svarda for selling guns and drugs to an undercover informant.
Trajordon Svarda sold six guns -- including a ghost gun and a machine gun -- as well as ecstasy and meth to someone working for @ATFSanFrancisco.— U.S. Attorney NorCal (@USAO_NDCA) November 29, 2023
Today, he was sentenced to 52 months in prison. More information here: https://t.co/mAtSm8Gbts pic.twitter.com/UuzYOSR7z3
The release refers to the undercover individual as a “confidential informant.” And the above tweet from the local U.S. Attorney’s Office refers to that informant as “someone working for @ATFSanFrancisco.” That wording indicates that the confidential informant is not necessarily an undercover agent, but someone clandestinely feeding information to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
According to the release, Svarda pleaded guilty to selling ecstasy to the undercover person in February 2021. He then added guns to the available menu of items the next month, and the ATF determined the gun sold had been stolen. Svarda also admitted to selling that individual lots more ecstasy, meth and guns, including a "privately manufactured AR-style pistol" — in other words, a ghost gun.
“In total, Svarda admitted to selling to the CI over 150 grams of ecstasy, 157 grams of methamphetamine, and six firearms,” according to the federal announcement. “In addition, Svarda admitted that he knew at the time that previously he had been convicted of at least one felony.”
On top of the four years and four months in prison, Svarda was additionally sentenced to three years of supervised release after his sentence ends.
Image: @USAO_NDCA via Twitter