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Salinas Man Sentenced for 2017 Methamphetamine Trafficking

A 49-year-old Salinas man has been sentenced to 74 months in prison for his role in methamphetamine trafficking, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The sentence by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Francisco last week came after Francisco Puga Camacho pleaded guilty to charges in March.

Puga is the last of seven defendants sentenced in connection with the distribution scheme that was revealed when the California Highway Patrol uncovered a shipment of drugs in March 2017. The CHP vehicle code violation stop in Salinas turned up 8 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in the trunk.

Puga admitted to contacting a source in Mexico for the shipment of drugs and also admitted to selling 2 pounds of methamphetamine from his garage in July 2017.

Puga and seven co-defendants were indicted by a federal grand jury in September 2017.

Puga was also ordered to serve a five-year period of supervised release.

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