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Logan man sentenced to prison for dealing meth

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LOGAN — A 35-year-old Logan man arrested for dealing drugs, was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to felony charges.

Alejo Moreno-Rodriguez was sentenced Monday in 1st District Court to five years to life in prison for possession with the intent to distribute, a first-degree felony and five to 15 years for possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, a second-degree felony.

In November, Moreno-Rodriguez was arrested after selling drugs to an undercover officer. Police report he was carrying a quarter-pound of methamphetamine and a stolen, loaded handgun.

During Monday’s sentencing, Judge Kevin Allen said he was concerned with the details of the charges.

“This is not the type of case where an addict is dealing small amounts of drugs to support his habit,” said Allen. “This was a large amount.”

Moreno-Rodriguez was arrested with seven others after agents from the Cache Rich Drug Task Force and officers of the Logan City Police Department investigated the possession and distribution of drugs in the Logan area.

Eli Albaarran (29), Tina Mejia (34), Alissa Taylor (18), Breyner Marroquin (22), William Cottom (22) and two juveniles were also arrested at the same time.

In December, Moreno-Rodriquez pleaded guilty to the two charges. Two other charges; tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony and failing to obey a law enforcement officer, a class A misdemeanor was dropped.