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Kennewick Man Will Spend 100 Months in Prison for Distributing Meth

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RICHLAND, WA - A Kennewick man will spend 100 months in prison for distributing methamphetamine.

Senior U.S. District Judge Edward Shea on Thursday sentenced Alfredo Ozuna Ahumada following his guilty plea to one count of meth distribution.

The Tri-City Metro Drug Task Force says on multiple occasions they made controlled purchases of meth from Ahumada, some purchases up to 13.6 grams. These purchases were made in May of 2013.

"This prosecution was made possible by the hard work of members of the Tri-City Metro Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The citizens of the Tri-Cities are fortunate not only to have the support of their local law enforcement agencies for the continued operation of the Task Force, but also for those agencies' support of the cross-designation the Task Force detectives to work within the Drug Enforcement Administration. Having state officers that are also commissioned to enforce Federal narcotics laws enhances the prosecution of methamphetamine dealers. It makes the Tri-Cities a safer place," said Michael Ormsby, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.

Both the Tri-City Metro Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation.