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Bells Man Sentenced To 188 Months In Prison For
Methamphetamine Trafficking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2014

Jackson, TN – Angel Hernandez, 30, of Bells, TN, was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge J. Daniel Breen to 188 months in prison following his conviction on one count of possession with intent to distribute 351 grams of ice methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III.

According to facts revealed during trial, on March 12, 2013, agents with the West Tennessee Violent Crime and Drug Task Force for the 28th Judicial District, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Jackson Police Department executed a search warrant at the Deerfield Inn in Humboldt, Tennessee.

Hernandez was found in possession of 351 grams of ice methamphetamine. Agents also found a large amount of U.S. currency and other evidence that he intended to distribute the drugs. Agents with the task force testified that due to the purity of the methamphetamine, it had a potential street value of up to $50,000 and could have been distributed to more than one thousand individuals.

In addition to the prison sentence, Hernandez will be required to serve four years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

This case was investigated by the DEA, West Tennessee Violent Crime and Drug Task Force for the 28th Judicial District, the Milan Police Department, the Humboldt Police Department, and the Jackson Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Wilson represented the government.

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