Bells Man Convicted Of Methamphetamine Trafficking
Jackson, TN – Angel Hernandez, 33, of Bells, TN, was convicted last night by a federal jury on one count of possession with intent to distribute 351 grams of ice methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III.
According to facts revealed during trial, on March 12, 2013, agents with the West Tennessee Violent Crime and Drug Task Force for the 28th Judicial District, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Jackson Police Department executed a search warrant at the Deerfield Inn in Humboldt, Tennessee.
Hernandez was found in possession of 351 grams of ice methamphetamine. Agents also found a large amount of U.S. currency and other evidence that he intended to distribute the drugs. Agents with the task force testified that due to the purity of the methamphetamine, it had a potential street value of up to $50,000 and could have been distributed to more than one thousand individuals.
The jury deliberated approximately 30 minutes before returning its guilty verdict. Hernandez could be sentenced to between five and 40 years in prison and fined up to $5 million. There is no parole in the federal system.
This case was investigated by the West Tennessee Violent Crime and Drug Task Force for the 28th Judicial District and the Jackson Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Wilson represented the government.