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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

Monday, June 8, 2015

Bakersfield Arrest Leads to 11-Year Prison Sentence for Methamphetamine Trafficking

Los Angeles County Man Possessed More than 21 Pounds of Pure Methamphetamine

FRESNO, California – Raul Canchola Farias, 40, of Pacoima, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Anthony W. Ishii  to 11 years and three months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, Farias was arrested on November 5, 2013, after a California Highway Patrol officer stopped his vehicle on Highway 99 in Bakersfield and found over 21 pounds of methamphetamine secreted in the vehicle.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the California Highway Patrol. Assistant United States Attorney Brian K. Delaney prosecuted the case.

Press Release Number: 
1:13-cr-406 AWI
Updated June 9, 2015