An Amarillo drug dealer is facing in life in prison.

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On Tuesday, August 29, 2023, 28-year-old Gabriel Michael Rendon was indicted on Federal drug and gun charges.

Gabriel Michael Rendon received the following charges:

  • possession with intent to distribute cocaine
  • possession with intent to distribute marijuana
  • possession of machine guns
  • possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime
  • felon in possession of a firearm.

Citizens of Amarillo can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that Mr. Rendon no longer terrorizes the streets of their city. Illegal firearms and illicit drugs are never a good combination, especially when those guns are possessed by a prohibited person. Together with the United States Attorney’s Office and our law enforcement partners, we will continue to pursue the worst of the worst lawbreakers living amongst us in our communities,” stated ATF Dallas Field Division Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey C. Boshek II.

According to the indictment Rendon possessed a total of 76 firearms including:

  • 43 pistols
  • 23 rifles
  • 4 shotguns
  • 4 revolvers

Rendon had a state court conviction out of Arkansas for possession of a controlled substance with the purpose of delivering, therefore it was illegal for him to have firearms in his possession.

Rendon's wife, Jane Marie Burgess, was also charged with a false statement during the purchase of a firearm.  According to a press release by the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Texas, Burgess allegedly bought guns for her husband, lying on ATF Form 4473 by indicating that she was the actual buyer when she actually intended to hand them over to Rendon. If convicted she faces up to 10 years in prison.

Rendon is still considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.  If convicted on all counts he faces life in prison.

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Note from editor: An indictment is not a conviction. All individuals shown below who have not appeared in court for a judgement are to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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