Chula Vista man sentenced nearly six years in prison for fentanyl distribution

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A Chula Vista man who distributed more than 100 pounds of fentanyl and other drugs was sentenced Wednesday, Dec. 1, to nearly six years in federal prison. Ernesto Renteria, 45, pleaded guilty earlier this year to four counts related to possessing drugs with the intent to distribute and received a 71-month term Wednesday. According to his plea agreement, Renteria was storing drugs at his home and shipping them to distributors across the United States through UPS. Drug Enforcement Administration agents seized 108.2 pounds of fentanyl from Renteria, along with smaller amounts of fentanyl analogue, cocaine and methamphetamine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. DEA Acting Special Agent in Charge Shelly S. Howe said in a statement, “The quantity of fentanyl DEA agents seiz
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