BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -
A Bakersfield man pleads guilty to methamphetamine trafficking while on parole.
46-year-old Sergio Hector Aguilar, of Bakersfield, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine while under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for a 1997 methamphetamine conviction.
According to court records, Aguilar supplied methamphetamine during two separate undercover transactions at a Wal-Mart parking lot and a banquet hall in Bakersfield. At the time, Aguilar was on supervised release after serving 12 and a half years in prison for conspiring to distribute 20 pounds of methamphetamine to an undercover agent in 1996.
Aguilar has been detained since his arrest in 2011 and is next scheduled for sentencing on July 8, 2013, before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill. For the drug conviction, Aguilar faces 10 years to life in prison and a $10 million fine. For the supervised release violation, he faces a maximum prison term of five years.