Mexican citizen sentenced to 11 years for possession of meth

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office said Tuesday the Eleazar Flores-Lopez was sentenced Monday after being convicted of having more than eight pounds of methamphetamine.

Eleazar Flores-Lopez(Photo: Montgomery County Jail)

Prosecutor Mat Heck says Flores-Lopez and his brother, Joel Flores-Lopez were stopped on I-75 in October of 2014. Officers discovered Eleazar was in the country illegally. A police dog alerted officers to possible illegal drugs in the vehicle and when the car was searched the methamphetamines was found.

Flores-Lopez was tried and convicted on one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs. Prosecutors say that charge included a Major Drug Offender specification which carries a mandatory prison sentence of 11 years. The brother, Joel, was convicted and sentenced to 11 years in prison in December 2015.

Prosecutor Mat Heck said, “These defendants have been deported back to Mexico a number of times previously by the federal government. We cannot tolerate anyone bringing massive amounts of drugs into our community.”

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