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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Stockton Man Sentenced To Over 11 Years In Prison For Methamphetamine Trafficking Conspiracy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Robert Anthony Guerena, 21, of Stockton, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. to 11 years and three months in prison for conspiring to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, between August and September 2013, Guerena and co-defendant Robert Vargas met with an undercover agent on four separate occasions to conduct methamphetamine transactions. Each of these meetings occurred in a Walmart parking lot in Stockton, and with each subsequent meeting, the amount of methamphetamine provided by the defendants to the undercover officer agent increased. Over the course of the transactions, Guerena boasted that he had access to pound quantities of methamphetamine. On September 19, 2013, the defendants arrived at the Walmart parking lot intending to provide the undercover agent with two pounds of methamphetamine. Before the transaction was completed, both defendants were arrested. In all, the defendants provided the undercover agent with approximately 1.2 kilograms of pure methamphetamine.

Vargas is scheduled to be sentenced on May 14, 2015.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Stockton Police Department, and the San Joaquin Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Olusere Olowoyeye is prosecuting the case.

Docket #: 2:13-cr-326 MCE

Updated April 30, 2015