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Man Gets 15 Years for 14 Burrito Shaped Methamphetamine Packages

Posted by Fay Arfa | Jul 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

Fourteen burrito shaped methamphetamine packages landed Ricardo Renteria in federal prison for 180 months. On February 3, 2018, the police pulled over Renteria because he drove his white Chevrolet Tahoe  erratically and evasively. Renteria consented to a search of the vehicle and the police found a black garbage bag on the floor behind the driver's seat. The garbage bag contained 14 foil-wrapped, burrito-shaped packages containing 6,197 grams (13.7 pounds) of methamphetamine with a street value ranging from $27,000 to $40,000. The police impounded the car and another search of the vehicle revealed a fully loaded Smith & Wesson .38 Special revolver handgun.

The federal judge found Renteria guilty of three felonies: possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The judge sentenced Renteria to 180 months in federal prison

Remember:  Just say “No,” drive carefully and avoid burrito shaped meth packages. 

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Fay Arfa

Fay Arfa has the distinction of being Certified as a Specialist in two separate areas of law – Criminal Law as well as Appellate Law – by the California State Bar, Board of Specialization. The National Board of Trial Advocacy has also awarded her a board Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy. ...


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