Bells Man Sentenced to More Than 15 Years in Prison

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BELLS, Tenn. — A West Tennessee man convicted of possessing 351 grams of meth was sentenced to serve more than 15 years in prison, Wednesday. Angel Hernandez, 30, of Bells, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge J. Daniel Breen to 188 months in prison following his conviction on one count of possession with intent to distribute According to facts revealed during trial, on March 12, 2013, multiple agencies executed a search warrant at the Deerfield Inn in Humboldt where they found Hernandez in possession of 351 grams of ice methamphetamine. Agents also found a large amount of U.S. currency and other evidence that he intended to distribute the drugs. Agents with the task force testified that due to the purity of the methamphetamine, it had a potential street value of up to $50,000 and could have been distributed to more than one thousand individuals. In addition to the prison sentence, Hernandez will be required to serve four years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

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