Mexican man sentenced in Ariz methamphetamine case
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A Mexican man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for methamphetamine trafficking in southern Arizona.
Prosecutors said Monday that 44-year-old Isaias Carrasco-Vega of Mexicali, Baja California, also was sentenced to five years of supervised probation in U.S. District Court in Tucson.
They say Carrasco-Vega previously pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute about seven kilograms of methamphetamine.
Carrasco-Vega was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents on March 18 at the Interstate 19 checkpoint with the meth in his vehicle.
Investigators say Carrasco-Vega was intending to deliver the narcotics to a drug-trafficking organization based out of Tucson.
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