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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Solano County Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Methamphetamine and Firearms Convictions


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Wesley Keith Smith, 35, of Fairfield, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez to 15 years in prison for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it and for being a felon in possession of firearms, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents, in September 2016, police officers executed search warrants on Smith, a car he drove, and a house he was known to frequent. In that search, the officers found that Smith was in possession of more than a pound of methamphetamine, a digital scale, clear plastic baggies, $4,000 in cash, and two firearms. At the time of the search, Smith had prior state-law convictions for possession of controlled substances for sale. Smith was taken into custody at the time of the search and has remained in custody since then. He will now be transferred to the Bureau of Prisons to serve the balance of his sentence.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Fairfield Police Department and the FBI Solano County Violent Crimes Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Owen Roth prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce violent crime.

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