Porterville man sentenced 16 years for trafficking meth

Tulare County man sentenced to over 16 years in prison for methamphetamine trafficking

FRESNO – Justice was served to a meth trafficker from Porterville on Friday, Jan. 21.

According to U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert, Alejandro Cabrera-Gallegos, 40, of Porterville, was sentenced to 16 years and eight months in prison for distribution of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute.

Court documents state that Cabrera distributed 1 pound of methamphetamine to an individual in Tulare County on May 2, 2019. On May 14, 2019, Cabrera was arrested in Tulare County attempting to distribute five pounds of methamphetamine. An additional 1 pound of methamphetamine was seized during a search warrant executed at Cabrera’s residence in Porterville which was also on May 14, 2019.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Porterville Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Katherine Schuh prosecuted the case.

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