Lincoln man sentenced to life for meth conviction

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October 5th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A 43-year-old Lincoln man with at least six aliases has been sentenced to life in federal prison for dealing drugs.Nebraska’s U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg says Javier Garcia-Hernandez was sentenced Tuesday in federal court for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. There is no parole under federal sentencing guidelines. Garcia-Hernandez was convicted of the charge in June. Federal prosecutors were able to determine that Garcia-Hernandez had three prior felony drug convictions from Iowa, South Dakota and Texas, all under different names. The amount of drugs for which Garcia-Hernandez was held responsible and his prior drug convictions meant his mandatory minimum sentence was life in prison.