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SAN LEANDRO (KRON) — Federal authorities say a confessed San Leandro methamphetamine dealer will spend more than 15 years behind bars.

Judge Jeffrey White sentenced Candido Bonavente to 188 months in federal prison for operating a large meth operation that sold the drug throughout the Bay Area.

Bonavente has been in custody since 2009. He pleaded guilty to the charges last fall.

Prosecutors say Bonavente ran a large operation that involved buying large quantities of the drug and distributing them to customers across the region. He’s also accused of hiring a number of people to deliver the meth and pick up the money.

Four other men have also pleaded guilty in connection with the methamphetamine ring. Gerald Sullivan is already serving a 57 month sentence. John Nathan, Antonio Lacerda, and David Barrientos are still awaiting sentencing in the case.

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