Tehama Felonies: Man sentenced to 9 years for cocaine
A man arrested by a Tehama Interagency Drug Enforcement agent for transporting 20 packages of cocaine was recently sentenced to nine years in state prison, the Tehama County District Attorney's Office reported.
Julio Francisco Miller Guerra was arrested in July during a traffic stop. When law enforcement conducted a search of the vehicle, they discovered the drugs in a hidden compartment.
Charged with transportation for sale of a controlled substance/non-contiguous county, possession of a controlled substance, false compartment activity and two special allegations of punishment by quantity, Guerra pleaded guilty to the first charge in a plea agreement with the District Attorney's Office.
The other charges were dismissed.
Other recent Tehama County Superior Court prison sentences:
Victor Alfonso Aguilar-Herrera was sentenced to six years for possession of a controlled substance for sale, with special allegation of punishment by quantity.
An officer's canine alerted on the vehicle during a traffic stop and a search was conducted. A false compartment containing three packages of heroin was located.
Bruce Bosworth was sentenced to three years for driving while having 0.08 percent or higher blood alcohol. Bosworth was granted formal probation, which he violated when he was arrested for being under the influence of alcohol.
Jerry Lee Anaya was sentenced to three years for corporal injury to spouse. Anaya and the victim got into a fight which escalated when Anaya held the victim down and punched her several times in the face.
Rocky Donald Ponciano was sentenced to two years and four months for possession of a controlled substance with special allegation of having a prior felony. Ponciano was granted formal probation, but violated his probation when he tested positive for alcohol.
Randy Thomas Martinelli was sentenced to 16 months for possession of a controlled substance. Martinelli was granted formal probation which he violated when he was terminated from his drug treatment program.