A 27-year-old Bakersfield man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California.

Between November 2014 through December 2015, Carlos Gerrardo Blanco conspired with others to distribute meth to various drug dealers and users in Kern County and Las Cruces, New Mexico, according to the release.

Blanco and other defendants admitted to distributing more than 1.5 kilograms of meth, the release said. He was identified as the leader of a Bakersfield distribution organization.

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