Man Sentenced For Possession With Intent To Deliver Methamphetamine

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WACO (June 19, 2014) A Waco man was sentenced Wednesday to federal prison after he earlier pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Federal District Judge Walter S. Smith, Jr., ordered Gilbert Mike Melendez to serve 188 months in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, to be followed by 5 years on supervised release, to pay a $1,000 fine and $100 in special assessment to the court.

A document presented at the plea hearing shows on February 5 Waco police stopped a pick up truck near 27th St. and Grim Avenue and during the traffic stop learned there was seven- to eight ounces if Ice hidden inside.

Police also found scales, plastic baggies and a .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun inside the vehicle.

Ice is a refined type of methamphetamine, the document says.

Following the traffic stop officers served a search warrant at Melendez’s home where they found more methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia, the document says.

The Department of Public Safety crime lab, in Austin, tested the suspected drugs recovered and a presumptive test showed officers recovered more than 200 grams of methamphetamine.