3 men + 40 pounds of meth = years in prison


Drugs confiscated at north Fayette mobile home —

A Fayette County jury recently convicted three men in connection with drug busts involving large quantities of methamphetamine. All three received long prison sentences.

In a case tried by Assistant District Attorney Daniel Hiatt, a Fayette County jury convicted Jovani Valle Delgado, 22, of Palmetto, of trafficking methamphetamine. Judge Christopher Edwards sentenced the defendant to 30 years with the first 15 years to be spent in prison. Delgado was convicted of selling 110 grams of methamphetamine to an undercover officer with a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) task force. Delgado sold the trafficking amount of methamphetamine in front of a mobile home in north Fayette County, said District Attorney Ben Coker.

After Delgado sold the methamphetamine, Coker said the DEA continued to investigate the location at which the undercover sale took place. At the conclusion of this investigation, on Nov. 14, 2017, agents executed a search warrant at a mobile home in the park where Edgar Cabrera-Gonzales, 26, and his associate, Juan Pablo Romero, 20, both of Fayetteville, were located.

“Located in this home was 18 kilograms of methamphetamine. On Oct. 22, Cabrera-Gonzales pled guilty to possessing the 18 kilograms of methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 25 years to serve in prison. Romero pled guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. He will serve 10 years in prison. Special Agent in Charge, Chase Hallman, with the DEA, was the lead officer on the cases,” Coker said.

Coker said the presence of drug traffickers and dealers such as these will not be tolerated in Fayette County.

“We will continue to use local and state resources to fight against those that intend on putting methamphetamine and other drugs into our community,” Coker said. “Thank you to law enforcement and my office for a job very well done.”