Two sentenced to prison for involvement in meth, cocaine trafficking ring

May 29, 2013 3:43 PM CDT
By Shannon Delcambre

TUSCALOOSA, AL -Sentencing was held Wednesday for several people involved in a meth and cocaine trafficking ring.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Birmingham reports Ismar Gutierrez-Pineda, 34, of Halleyville; Gary Dale Bartlett, 51, of Arley, and Emerito Cabrera, 24, of Russellville, were sentenced in federal court in Tuscaloosa.

Those people pleaded guilty in February 2013 for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine, more than 500 grams of cocaine and more than 28 grams of "crack" cocaine in Franklin, Cleburne and Winston counties between August 2011 and November 2012.
A fourth member of the conspiracy, Edwin Isidro Alfaro-Enriquez, 42, of Littleville, is scheduled for sentencing July 30, 2013.

The Judge sentenced Gutierrez-Pineda to 10 years and 10 months in prison on the conspiracy and individual drug distribution charges, as well as for being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm.

According to the indictment, Gutierrez-Pineda possessed a Smith and Wesson .38-caliber pistol, a Copperhill .45-caliber pistol, a Marlin .22-caliber rifle, and a Savage 7mm rifle in Winston County.

The Judge sentenced Bartlett to two years in prison and Cabrera to three years in prison for the conspiracy and one count each of distributing methamphetamine.