Bakersfield man sentenced to 10 years in prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The last one of five Bakersfield men found guilty of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced on Monday.

Carlos Gerrardo Blanco, 27, was sentenced in Fresno to ten years in prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. 

According to court documents, between Nov. 2014 through Dec. 2015, Blanco distributed and conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine to various drug dealers and users in Kern County and Las Cruces, New Mexico. 

Blanco and the other people involved admitted to distributing over 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine.

Based on wiretap evidence, investigators identified Bakersfield residents Salvador Morales, 28, and Jose Alejandro Jacobo, 25, as the main suppliers of methamphetamine to Blanco. Blanco was identified as the leader of a Bakersfield distribution that included Bakersfield residents  Justin Alan Rivera, 22, Henry Polin Morales III, 22, and Josefina Blanco (Blanco's wife), 25. 

Blanco was the last of five men in the group to be sentenced.

Las year on Sept. 26, Morales was sentenced to over six years in prison. 

On March 13, Jacobo was sentenced to over seven years in prison.

On Aug. 14, Rivera was sentenced to five years in prison. 

On Sept. 25, Morales III was sentenced to over seven years in prison. 

Josefina Blanco is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 13 by Chief Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill.

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