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Mexican national sentenced for conspiracy to distribute meth in Tehama County

A Mexican national was sentenced to nine years in prison for meth trafficking in Shasta and Tehama counties, United States Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced on Thursday.

Posted: Feb 13, 2020 3:31 PM
Updated: Feb 13, 2020 3:32 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A Mexican national was sentenced to nine years in prison for meth trafficking in Shasta and Tehama counties, United States Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced on Thursday. 

55-year-old Miguel Alvarez Cervantes had been living in Los Molinos at the time of his arrest in 2018. He pleaded guilty in July 2019.

According to court records, federal agents began investigating Cervantes in 2017 for suspected meth trafficking in Shasta and Tehama Counties.

In August and September 2018, an undercover agent purchased over three pounds of meth from Cervantes during three controlled buys, McGregor W. Scott said.

Two co-conspirators, Maria Cervantes-Echevarria and Marta Jiminez Lopez, also pleaded guilty for their involvement.

In addition, law enforcement said when they executed a search warrant at Maria Cervantes-Echevarria’s home in September 2018, authorities seized over 34 pounds of meth, three pounds of heroin, three firearms, and over $44,000 in cash.

Cervantes-Echevarria and Lopez will be sentenced in March 2020.

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