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January 9, 2013

Department of Justice

United States Attorney William C. Killian Eastern District of Tennessee


Habraham Enrique Guevara Sentenced To Seven Years In Prison For Meth Conspiracy

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - Habraham Enrique Guevara, 26, of Limestone, Tenn., was sentenced on January 8, 2013, to serve seven years in prison by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge. Guevara pleaded guilty on Jun. 5, 2012 to conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. In a separate indictment, Guevara and his mother Rosalva Robledo were charged with document fraud and illegal harboring of aliens crimes.

Information at sentencing established that Guevara, his father, Jose Cruz Guevara, and uncle, Arnoldo Ayala Cazarez, conspired to bring four pounds of high quality Mexican methamphetamine from Oklahoma City to sell in upper East Tennessee. All four pounds were found at the Guevara family home in Limestone, Tenn. One pound was 92.9% pure and qualified as meth ice. Enrique Guevara served as the translator, lookout, and transporter for the deal, which took place on Jan. 31, 2012, and was taken down by law enforcement. The investigation resulted in the conviction of six individuals, all natives of Sinaloa, Mexico, who were illegally present in the United States.

U.S. Attorney William C. Killian said, “The quantity of methamphetamine found at Guevara’s home was the second-largest quantity prosecuted in federal court in the northeastern division of the Eastern District of Tennessee. Methamphetamine is a highly addictive drug and the presence of high quality Mexican methamphetamine in Washington County presented a danger to the safety of that community.”

The indictment and subsequent conviction of Guevara was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security Investigations, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and Second Judicial District Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorneys Donald Wayne Taylor and Helen Smith represented the United States in the prosecution.

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