Santa Ana Probationer Gets 15 Years in Federal Drug and Gun Case

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Santa Ana Probationer Gets 15 Years in Federal Drug and Gun Case

by Contributing Editor

A Santa Ana man on probation for a domestic violence conviction at the time of his arrest was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 15 years in prison for possession of nearly a kilogram of fentanyl and a gun.

Guillermo Ernesto Sanchez Hermosillo, 43, pleaded guilty in January to a count of possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl and a count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

U.S. District Judge Josephine Staton handed down a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence for the drug possession and a consecutive mandatory minimum term for the gun charge.

Hermosillo was arrested when Huntington Beach police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives executed a July 31, 2018, probation compliance check on him, prosecutors said.

Hermosillo possessed 891 grams of fentanyl, nearly two kilograms of heroin and about 2.7 kilograms of methamphetamine, prosecutors said. He had a Glock .45-caliber pistol in his closet when authorities searched the apartment, prosecutors said.

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