- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey man who was shot in the arm while trying to evade police during a drug arrest has been sentenced to serve a decade in state prison on a drug charge.

Prosecutors say Juan Gutierrez-Valencia was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in January to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, as well as gun and obstruction charges.

The 25-year-old Pemberton man hit and injured two state troopers with a car while attempting to flee a July 2014 drug arrest in Mount Laurel, part of an undercover investigation known as “Operation Speed Racer.” A third trooper shot at Gutierrez-Valencia, grazing him in the arm.

Four co-conspirators have also pleading guilty to drug charges. Three have been sentenced to prison. Prosecutors are recommending prison for the fourth.

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