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Feds give ‘meth’ dealer 10-year prison sentence
Jesse Matthew Gamez, 33, of Saspamco will spend the next 10 years in a federal prison, after being sentenced June 3 in connection with his 2013 arrest on drugs and weapons charges.
Court documents indicate that Gamez, as part of a plea agreement, pled guilty to two counts of a 12-count indictment that alleged he and three others were part of a methamphetamine -- also referred to as ‘meth’ --trafficking ring that dated back to at least November 2012. Gamez admitted to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of meth and possession of a firearm in the furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. Charges against the other suspects were dismissed as part of the deal.
On July 2, 2013 -- in the seventh month of a federal probe -- personnel from multiple law-enforcement agencies converged on homes in the Saspamco and Calaveras communities in northern Wilson County, arresting Gamez and a second man. (See “Feds make weapons, drug bust,” July 17, 2013.)
One month after his arrest, Gamez was sentenced in Wilson County District Court to five years in a state prison after pleading guilty to a 2012 charge of possession of a firearm by a felon.
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