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Calaveras County Man Indicted for Trafficking Methamphetamine in Shasta County

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment today against Glenn Everett Waltman, 56, of Valley Springs, charging him with possessing methamphetamine and marijuana with intent to distribute, and possessing a firearm as a felon, United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, on November 28, 2017, law enforcement officers stopped the vehicle Waltman was driving and found approximately 1.5 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, 13 pounds of marijuana, and a loaded .40 caliber pistol. As a previously convicted felon, Waltman is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Shasta Interagency Narcotics Task Force, the Anderson Police Department, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

If convicted of the methamphetamine charge, Waltman faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 20 years in prison, and a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $20 million fine. If convicted of the marijuana or firearms charges, Waltman faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account several variables. These charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated April 30, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 2:17-cr-221 JAM