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

Monday, August 6, 2018

Sacramento Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Trafficking Methamphetamine

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hector Jonathan Hernandez, 26, of Sacramento, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to eight years and one month in prison for distributing methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents, in May 2016, in a series of recorded calls, Hernandez negotiated with a DEA confidential source about selling methamphetamine. On May 25, 2016, Hernandez met with the source at a Lowe’s parking lot in Elk Grove and sold him one pound of methamphetamine for $3,500. The substance was tested later at laboratory, and it tested at 100 percent purity for methamphetamine.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy H. Delgado is prosecuted the case.

Drug Trafficking
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Updated August 6, 2018