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Man who sold meth in Carpinteria sentenced to federal prison

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Posted at 2:36 PM, Nov 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-12 17:36:27-05

A San Bernardino man who was identified as a methamphetamine distributor in Santa Barbara County was sentenced this week to 180 months, or 15 years, in federal prison.

Cesar Castillo-Pena, 35, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of methamphetamine, admitting he sold just over three kilograms of meth during a transaction one year ago.

Investigators reportedly arrested Castillo-Pena in Carpinteria while he was engaged in a narcotics transaction. They reported finding him to be in possession of drugs and a handgun.