FRESNO, Calif. - Miguel Sanchez-Mendoza, 46, of Mexico, was sentenced today to 8 years in prison for conspiring to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
According to court documents, Sanchez and a co-defendant maintained a stash house in Bakersfield from where law enforcement officers seized seven pounds of methamphetamine , one and a half pounds of cocaine, a half-pound of heroin, all packaged for sale. In addition to the drugs, officers found and seized digital scales, cutting agents, a kilogram press, and $9,483 in cash. The cash has been forfeited as proceeds of drug trafficking.
Sanchez is subject to deportation following the completion of the prison term.
This case is the product of an investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Kern County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Team, Kern County Sheriff’s Office Major Violators Unit, and the California Multijurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team. Assistant United States Attorney Karen A. Escobar is prosecuting the case.
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