Sacramento Bee 
Thursday, Aug 14, 2008
A Sacramento man pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession of ammunition by a felon after buying bullets from a local sporting goods store.
Ramon Michael Clark, 31, entered his guilty plea in federal court before U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez, according to a news release by the office of U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott.
Clark’s illegal activity came to light as a result of a pilot program requiring merchants to collect identifying information from people buying ammunition.
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Clark bought 50 rounds of .25 caliber ammunition from Big 5 Sporting Goods on Mack Road in February.
Clark was required to submit his driver’s license and a thumbprint to complete the sale in compliance with a recently enacted ordinance, the release states.
Sacramento police used the information to determine that Clark had been convicted of possessing marijuana for sale and possessing narcotics while armed, both felonies.
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Clark is scheduled to be sentenced by Mendez at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 4.
He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, the release states.
The case resulted from joint investigation by Sacramento police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.