DENVER - A Pueblo man has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for drug and gun charges, to be followed by three years of supervised release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release.
John Catilino Maez, 35, had his home searched on May 17, 2016, when investigators say he learned that he was distributing drugs from his home. Agents and officers found in his bedroom two rifles, a bullet-proof vest, 935 rounds of various caliber ammunition, two scales and about 38.5 grams of heroin or a mixture with it in nine separate baggies.
He was indicted by a grand jury in Denver on Aug. 10, 2016. He pleaded guilty to being a felon possessing a firearm and ammunition, along with possessing heroin he intended to distribute, before Judge Brooke Jackson on Feb. 22, 2017.
Maez was sentenced May 11 to 151 months in prison.
“Poison, danger, and fear was all this man was contributing to his community,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer in the news release.
He was unapologetic in the violence and drug traffic he perpetuated, said agent Debora Livingston in the release.
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