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Man who grabbed officer’s testicles, bit his leg gets five years in prison


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A high punishment for a low blow.

A California man who grabbed a federal officer’s testicles and bit his leg during a struggle was sent to prison for five and a half years Tuesday on assault and gun charges, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Dustin Joseph Albini, 36, of West Sacramento, got into a nasty scuffle with a Bureau of Land Management agent who was trying to arrest him in July 2015 at “a marijuana grow operation” in Modoc County, authorities said.

The agent was executing a search warrant on the property, but the operation ended with both men on the ground as Albini went straight to the victim’s groin area and leg, according to a news release.

In a separate case later that year, authorities searched Albini’s vehicle and found a backpack containing marijuana and hundreds of vials of another THC substance as well as two handguns — a .45-caliber Colt Mark IV and a .40-caliber Glock 27. As part of a guilty plea in February, Albini admitted he intended to sell the vials and was carrying the weapons to protect and “further his drug distribution activities," according to the release.

His prison sentence will be followed by five years of supervised release.