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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 31, 2020

Bakersfield Resident Sentenced For Selling Methamphetamine

FRESNO, Calif. — Jesus Gonzalez, 29, of Bakersfield, California was sentenced to 188 months in prison for distributing methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841, United States Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. 

According to court documents, from April to May 2019, Gonzalez distributed pound quantities of methamphetamine during separate transactions. Gonzalez pled guilty to a two-count indictment on February 20, 2020. In his written plea agreement, Gonzalez acknowledged selling five pounds of methamphetamine on April 10 and 17, 2019 and on May 3, 2019. He was detained as of the date of his guilty plea.    

 This case is the product of an investigation by the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Bakersfield Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Newman is prosecuting the case.    

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 
1:19-cr-126-DAD
Updated August 31, 2020