HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Georgia man has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges involving more than 300 grams of meth found in Wayne County, W.Va., according to information from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin’s office.
Gary Diaz, 55, of Roswell, Ga., admitted that in November 2012, he distributed methamphetamine to a known individual.
On Nov. 13, 2012 and Nov. 14, 2012, a confidential informant working with law enforcement authorities purchased the meth from a known individual during two controlled drug transactions.
On Nov. 16, 2012, law enforcement officers conducted a stop of Diaz’s vehicle near Wayne County. During the traffic stop, a police K-9 unit gave a positive indication of the presence of drugs inside the vehicle. Law enforcement agents recovered a quantity of meth from the vehicle.
The meth recovered from the two controlled drug buys and two bags found in the trunk of the defendant’s vehicle were submitted to the West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory and proved to be meth weighing 349.54 grams.
Diaz faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine when he is sentenced May 28 by U.S. District Chief Judge Robert C. Chambers.