- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ATLANTA (AP) - A Mexican man has been sentenced to 22 years in federal prison for multiple drug trafficking offenses over a year after police found a makeshift laboratory and 59 pounds of meth at a Georgia residence.

Federal prosecutors said 47-year-old Rigoberto Fernandez-Gonzalez was sentenced last week. He pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in March.

Law enforcement raided the Fairburn residence in March 2016 and found a meth lab and seized 59 pounds of the drug, which was determined to be 99 percent pure. Additionally, officers recovered two loaded firearms, at least one of which was stolen.

The judge ordered him turned over to immigration officials for deportation after he serves his prison sentence.



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