Richland — A Kennewick man was sentenced in federal court Thursday to more than eight years in prison for selling methamphetamine to a police informant.
Alfredo Ozuna Ahumada pleaded guilty in December to distribution of a controlled substance. He was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Richland to 100 months.
Ahumada sold meth several times to an informant in Benton County, according to court documents. The unnamed buyer was working for the Tri-City Metro Drug Task Force. The Drug Enforcement Administration also helped in the investigation.
Ahumada delivered more than 13 grams of pure meth in May 2013 and sold similar quantities at least three more times, court documents said. He denied distributing large quantities of meth.
Federal officials said Ahumada has an atrocious criminal history, including convictions for cocaine delivery, assault, theft and intimidation. He was previously sentenced to 67 months in prison for delivering cocaine.
The defendants actions show a complete lack of respect for the law, prosecutors wrote in court documents. He has persisted in distributing controlled substances despite prior convictions.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Ekstrom.