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Ildefonso Bautista Nogales Sentenced to Serve 10 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Tennessee
Bautista Nogales was distributing methamphetamine in Upper East Tennessee


            Greeneville, Tenn. – Ildefonso Bautista Nogales, 30, of Mexico, was sentenced on October 7, 2019, by the Honorable Pamela L. Reeves, Chief U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 10 years in federal prison.  Nogales pleaded guilty in April of 2019 to conspiring with codefendant Erika Lawson to distribute methamphetamine in East Tennessee.  Judge Reeves sentenced Erika Lawson, 33, of Morristown, Tennessee, on June 17, 2019 to serve 100 months in federal prison.


            Agencies involved in this investigation included the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI. Robert M. Reeves, Assistant U.S. Attorney represented the United States.                                                 


Raine Palmer

Updated October 7, 2019

Drug Trafficking