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McFarland man pleads guilty to meth distribution, firearm charges

Posted at 4:48 PM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 19:59:11-04

MCFARLAND, Calif. — According to U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott of the Eastern District of California, a McFarland man has pled guilty to numerous charges as the result of Project Safe Neighborhoods, "the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts."

Edgar Hernandez, 34, who also went by the name "Dopey," pled guilty "to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime."

Hernandez sold meth on multiple occasions in McFarland. When he was arrested on March 6, he was in possession of narcotics, as well as a firearm.

Hernandez is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 2 and faces a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison.