Trial date set for Fuentes in drug charge
November 6, 2008
A Carson City man with a lengthy criminal history but few convictions will be tried in January on a drug possession charge.
Fidel Fuentes, 26, will be tried on Jan. 13. on a charge of trafficking in methamphetamine. He pleaded not guilty during an arraignment Tuesday.
If convicted, the charge carries a penalty of one to six years in prison and a $50,000 fine. It is not a a crime for which probation is an option.
Fuentes, 26, was jailed Sept. 22 after officers allegedly found methamphetamine in his pants pocket.
Court records indicate he has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 2003.
Among some of the incidents, Fuentes has been arrested in connection with kidnapping, domestic battery, home invasion and conspiracy to possess stolen property.
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All of the charges were dismissed, except for the conspiracy to possess stolen property for which he received a year in jail in October 2007. He was released after nine months with good-time credit.