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Prosecutors: NC drug trafficker sentenced to 30 years

Federal prosecutors in North Carolina say that a man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison on charges related to drug trafficking.

A news release Friday from the federal prosecutor’s office in Raleigh said that 25-year-old Sandro Cuevas Jr. from Selma had pleaded guilty in 2020 to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and other counts related to drug distribution.

Investigators say Cuevas ran a drug trafficking organization in recent years after he began a decade ago to sell cocaine and worked his way up to bigger amounts and other types of drugs, according to the news release.

The news release said Cuevas used contacts from Mexico through the Southeast U.S. to supply his organization with methamphetamine and cocaine. Prosecutors say that Cuevas distributed drugs in multiple North Carolina counties, South Carolina and elsewhere, using a network of stash houses and dealers.

Authorities received information from an informant and then set up controlled purchases for large quantities of drugs, which then led to a search warrant that produced more evidence, the release said.

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