Leader of Butte County meth ring sentenced to 17 years in prison

Oct 14, 2015 4:35 PM by News Staff, File Photo

The leader of a Butte County methamphetamine trafficking organization is headed to federal prison.

Frederico Sandoval Aguilar, 43, of Biggs was sentenced today to 17-and-a-half years in prison for conspiring to distribute meth.

Aguilar headed-up a drug trafficking organization that was responsible for distributing pound-quantities of the drug on a weekly basis in Butte County.

Over a four month period in 2013 Aguilar's organization distributed more than 49 pounds of meth.

Aguilar was arrested at his home Biggs in August of 2013 where law enforcement officers found 15 cellphones, five guns, and $50,000 in cash concealed within a bathroom air vent.

The case was investigated the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office, the Butte County Probation Department, the Butte County District Attorney’s Office, the California Highway Patrol, the California Department of Justice Bureau of Gambling Control, the Chico Police Department, and the United States Marshals Service.


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