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Limestone man sentenced on meth charges

Staff reports • Jan 9, 2013 at 9:08 PM

GREENEVILLE –– A Limestone man was sentenced Wednesday for conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, and separately indicted for document fraud and illegal harboring of aliens with his mother, according to a district court press release.

According to the release, Habraham Enrique Guevara, 26, was sentenced to seven years by Judge J. Ronnie Greer after he pleaded guilty on June 5 to conspiring with his father, Jose Cruz Guevara, and his uncle, Arnoldo Ayala Cazarez, to bring four pounds of high quality Mexican methamphetamine from Oklahoma City to sell in Northeast Tennessee.

The methamphetamine was found at Guevara’s home in Limestone and one pound was 92.9 percent pure and qualified as meth ice, according to the release.

Guevara was reportedly the translator, lookout and transporter for the deal, which occurred and was broken up by law enforcement on Jan. 31.

In the investigation, six individuals all natives of Sinaloa, Mexico, were found to be in the United States illegally and were convicted.

“The quantity of methamphetamine found at Guevara’s home was the second-largest quantity prosecuted in federal court in the northeastern division of the Eastern District of Tennessee,” U.S. Attorney William C. Killian said.

Guevara’s indictment was a result of an investigation by the FBI, Department of Homeland Security Investigations, Washington County Sheriff’s Office and 2nd Judicial District Drug Task Force.

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