LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A Panorama City man was sentenced to 126 months in federal prison for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, officials announced Tuesday.
Anthony Morales, 45, was sentenced late Monday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, Washington. He had pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge in November, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Morales conspired with others to use a stolen RV to transport and sell methamphetamine and other drugs, prosecutors said.
He was arrested in the stolen RV in Grayland Beach State Park. Inside the vehicle was more than four pounds of methamphetamine, counterfeit M30 pills containing fentanyl, five firearms, assorted ammunition and high-capacity firearm magazines, authorities said.
Along with $24,000 in cash, law enforcement officers recovered driver licenses, Social Security cards in other names, a passport, checkbooks and credit cards in other names, as well as a credit card magnetic stripe reader/writer, officials said.
Morales has 11 previous convictions as an adult for crimes such as possession of controlled substances, firearms possession, theft and identity fraud offenses. He has previously been sentenced to prison terms ranging from two years to 32 months, according to prosecutors.