Chico man sentenced for conspiracy to distribute meth

A Chico man was sentenced to four years in prison for conspiracy to distribute meth in Butte and Shasta Counties.

Posted: Aug 6, 2019 1:16 PM

BUTTE and SHASTA COUNTIES, Calif. - A Chico man was sentenced to four years in prison for conspiracy to distribute meth in Butte and Shasta Counties.

Curtis Dale Sawyer, 53, of Chico, was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty on Dec.11, 2018.

According to court documents, on Dec. 7, 2017, the California Highway Patrol stopped Sawyer while he was driving northbound on Interstate 5 in Shasta County. A search of the vehicle found approximately 3.4 pounds of methamphetamine.

Afterward, law enforcement searched Sawyer's Chico home, who he shares with co-defendant Ann Marie Vance, and found approximately one-half pound of methamphetamine and over $106,000 in cash. Officers found another 8.3 pounds of methamphetamine in a car Vance was driving near the home.

In April 2019, Vance pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. She is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 24. 

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