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A prolific methamphetamine trafficker has been sentenced to 17 ½ years in prison following his guilty plea on racketeering charges.

Silvano Hernandez Jr., a 40 year-old San Diegan and member of the Mexican Mafia prison gang, was one of 36 arrested last year as part of Operation Carnalismo, which targeted the criminal dealings of the gang. So far, 30 of the 36 have been convicted, and of the 14 sentences handed out, Hernandez’s is the lengthiest to date.

Hernandez admitted that he distributed an average of 30-40 pounds of meth per month throughout San Diego County. He was in possession of nearly $150,000 in cash and a 2011 Lincoln sedan valued at another $50,000 at the time of his arrest.

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villageram March 19, 2013 @ 4:53 p.m.

The coolest thing I ever did on metth was race slot cars all night long in someones garage in Mira Mesa. We got around to lightng the cars on fire with rubber cement. It was a afterparty the night we went to see Junkyard at the Bacchanal. It was in the 80s. Remember all that cool stuff? No? You reeeeaally missed it!!


villageram March 19, 2013 @ 4:55 p.m.

I meant to say that meth can be fun. Just make sure your practice extreeeme moderation!!


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