Utah Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking
Oscar Lopez Hernandez, 30, of Ogden, Utah, was sentenced today in federal court in Pocatello to 66 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Hernandez to serve five years of supervised release following his prison term. He pleaded guilty to the charge on April 7.
According to the plea agreement, on May 17, 2010, Hernandez was arrested by an Idaho State Police trooper traveling on Interstate 15 in Bannock County, Idaho, while transporting methamphetamine from Utah to Idaho for distribution. In an interview with law enforcement following his arrest, Hernandez admitted that he was traveling from Utah to the Fort Hall Casino to deliver the methamphetamine found in his car to another person.
The case was investigated by the Idaho State Police.
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