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Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Distribution of Meth, Illegally Entering U.S.

Posted at 7:53 PM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 19:59:52-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)   — A Mexican national residing in Lancaster, Kentucky has been sentenced to 235 months in federal prison for distributing methamphetamine and illegally re-entering the U.S. after having been deported.

Jose Navarro Rios, 45, was also sentenced to pay a $4,000 fine and was ordered five years of supervised release.  Rios will be deported following service of his sentence.

Rios admitted that he sold approximately 13 pounds of methamphetamine, on four prior occasions, between March 28, 2018 and April 18, 2018.

The methamphetamine was manufactured in Mexico and transported to Kentucky for distribution. Rios also admitted he had been deported from the United States on two prior occasions and had unlawfully re-entered the United States.

Under federal law, Rios must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence.