OLYMPIA: Man sentenced on meth trafficking charge

A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Mexican national convicted of trafficking methamphetamine in Western Washington to more than seven years in prison.

Herminio Barragan Mendoza, 36, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth and being an alien in possession of a firearm. He also faces deportation after his prison term.

Federal prosecutors said Mendoza lived in Olympia and owned a farm near Roy. He was one of 22 people arrested in April 2008.

The Olympian, The News Tribune