Meth dealers head to prison
June 4, 2007
Two men busted for selling large amounts of methamphetamine to police informants were sentenced to prison on Monday.
Jose Manuel Ledezma, 24, was given a sentence of 25 years in prison, with parole eligibility after 10 years, on a charge of trafficking. He sold 55.1 grams of methamphetamine to a person working with the Tri-Net Drug Taskforce.
Ledezma pleaded guilty to the charge in exchange for a similar charge being dropped in Douglas County.
And Ricardo Rodriguez-Flores, also known as Jesus Urena-Mejia, was sentenced to two to 10 years in prison on a trafficking charge. He was arrested in November for selling two ounces of methamphetamine to a Tri-Net informant. The exchange, in which Rodriguez-Flores was accompanied by his children, was caught on surveillance.
Also before Judge Todd Russell on Monday:
• A trial date of Nov. 27 has been set for Edward William Runne Jr., 49, on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs causing substantial bodily harm.
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• A trial date of Sept. 11 has been set for Blake Ernest Mazy, 49, on a charge of sale of a controlled substance.
• Argenis Israel Mendez-Silis, 19, was sentenced to 190 days in bootcamp on a charge of burglary.
• Priscilla Valdez, 29, pleaded guilty to attempted theft. She will be sentenced Sept. 24.