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Sunnyside man sentenced to 174 months in prison for methamphetamine trafficking

A Sunnyside man is sentenced today for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

26-year-old Trinidad Jesus Suarez was sentenced to a 174 month term of imprisonment, to be followed by a 60 month term of court supervision under release from federal prison.

According to court documents, the Yakima County Law Enforcement Drugs Task Force (LEAD) made multiple purchase of narcotics from Suarez in October 2012.  The following month, officers executed state search warrants for Suarez' vehicles and known residences.  He was arrested at his girlfriend's residence in Sunnyside, where officers found over 250 grams of actual methamphetamine.  Suarez was arrested that day and has been in custody since the arrest.  He has multiple felony drug offense convictions and admitted to possessing the methamphetamine with intent to distribute.  He pleaded guilty to the charge in February 2014.

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