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Jackson, TN – Angel Hernandez, Jr., 29, of Bells, TN, was indicted on March 18, 2013 on two counts of conspiracy to distribute over 50 grams of methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Edward L. Stanton III.
Hernandez was taken into custody on March 12, 2013 following the execution of a search warrant on his Humboldt, TN motel room. Investigators discovered approximately 15 ounces of Ice Methamphetamine. A federal criminal complaint was filed in Jackson, TN the following day
A Federal Grand Jury met earlier this week and returned a two-count indictment against Hernandez. During his initial appearance in at the Jackson Federal Courthouse on March 21, 2013, Hernandez was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshalls. A detention hearing is scheduled for March 26, 2013.
This case was investigated by the West Tennessee Violent Crime and Drug Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Administration Jackson Task Force, and the Crockett County Sheriff’s Department. Assistant United States Attorney Matt Wilson is representing the government.
The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendants are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.