Osvaldo Fuentez Receives More Than 12 Years In Prison

Osvaldo Fuentez Receives More Than 12 Years In Prison

A La Grange Man, Osvaldo Fuentez-Buentello Receives More Than 12 Years In Prison

WILMINGTON, N.C (STL.News) A La Grange, North Carolina man, Osvaldo Fuentez-Buentello, age 49, was sentenced yesterday to a total of 148 months in prison for conspiracy to possess and possess with the intent to distribute five (5) kilograms or more of cocaine, fifty (50) grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, and twenty-eighty (28) grams or more of cocaine base (crack).  In addition, Buentello was sentenced for possession with intent to distribute fifty (50) grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a quantity of cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

According to court documents, on February 19, 2020, a cooperating defendant in New Hanover County ordered a shipment of methamphetamine and cocaine from Buentello.  In route from a stash house in La Grange, North Carolina, in Lenoir County, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Deputies tracked Buentello and stopped his Chevrolet truck as it entered New Hanover County.  Buentello was the sole occupant of the truck.  A K-9 unit responded, and the K-9 gave a positive alert for the presence of narcotics. 

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