ANTIOCH - On March 12, 2019, Chaz Montgomery, 25, of Antioch, was arrested after he attempted to sell a pistol to an undercover agent on the Contra Costa County Anti-Violence Support Effort (CASE) team.
The CASE team is a joint effort by the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office, California Department of Justice, California Highway Patrol, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Pittsburg Police Department, and Probation Officers from the Contra Costa County Probation Department.
During a search of Montgomery’s vehicle, agents found a .44 caliber revolver with ammunition. The revolver appears to have been purchased in another state before being brought into California.
Montgomery was booked on numerous charges including:
- felon in possession of a firearm,
- illegal possession of ammunition,
- unlicensed sale of a firearm,
- probation violation.
“Undercover agents are in harm’s way as they investigate illegal firearms cases,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. “Removing illegal firearms from the streets helps to keep all of us safe. I’m grateful this weapon was seized before it could be sold illegally and be used to harm or kill someone.”