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Arvin Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Distribute 17 Pounds Of Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California

FRESNO, Calif. — Jorge Guevera, 35, of Arvin, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, Guevera attempted to sell 17 pounds of methamphetamine to an undercover Kern County Sheriff’s deputy. On June 26, 2013, Guevera met with the undercover deputy in a parking lot of a fast food restaurant in Bakersfield to complete the sale of drugs. Upon his arrest, officers found 17 pounds of methamphetamine was found hidden in the vehicle.

This case is the product of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Kern County Sheriff’s Department and the Southern Tri-County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Brian K. Delaney is prosecuting the case.

Guevera is scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill on July 28, 2014. Guevera faces a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.

Updated April 8, 2015

Press Release Number: Docket #: 1:13 –cr-285