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Colorado Judge sentences dual citizen accused of being a Mexican drug cartel middleman to 18 years in prison

June 28, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Colorado Judge sentences dual citizen accused of being a Mexican drug cartel middleman to 18 years in prison

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A Colorado Judge has sentenced a dual citizen accused of being a Mexican drug cartel middleman to 18-years in prison on drug-related charges after he was busted with ten pounds of methamphetamine and $60,000 in cash in his car.

Local prosecutors say 23-year-old Arizona resident Alan Hernandez-Guzman, was sentenced in Weld County District Court on Tuesday.

Hernandez-Guzman pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute on May 26th.

Alan Hernandez-Guzman, a dual Mexican and U.S. citizen was sentenced to 18-years in prison on Tuesday

The Weld County District Attorney’s Office said Hernandez-Guzman, who maintains Mexican and U.S. citizenship, acted as a middleman for a Mexican drug cartel and local drug dealers in multiple states, the Greely Tribune reported.

The conviction is the culmination of an investigation by the Weld County Drug Task Force.

The probe began after law enforcement officials had discovered he had supplied narcotics to Elizabeth Navaro, a member of a local drug distribution network.

Task force investigators arrested Navaro and 12 other co-conspirators in May 2016.

Elizabeth Navaro was arrested during a series of drug raids in May 2106

Local authorities arrested Hernandez-Guzman in August 2016 and discovered ten pounds of meth in his car and $60,000 in cash concealed in his vehicle’s door panel.

The 18-year prison sentence is comparable to the 20-year sentencing handed to Navarro back in March.

“He repeatedly supplied local dealers with large amounts of meth and heroin directly from the Mexican cartel,” Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wrenn said during the court proceeding.

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