- Associated Press - Thursday, September 22, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A federal judge in Tucson has sentenced a drug trafficker who’s a five-time convicted felon to 50 ½ years in prison.

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office worked with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to prosecute Thaddaeus Sanchez Ruelas.

Ruelas was accused of selling more than 600 grams of methamphetamine to police informants and undercover agents between December 2014 and April 2015.

A jury in June found Ruelas guilty of 19 felony counts including conspiracy, transportation for sale of methamphetamine, possession of heroin and cocaine, use of wire communications in drug transactions and misconduct involving weapons.

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