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YAKIMA, Wash. — A 35-year-old Mexican national who had been living in Pasco was sentenced in federal court Thursday to more than 17 years in prison for trying to sell methamphetamine.

Gerardo Sanchez-Ramirez was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Yakima to 210 months, or 17 1/2 years, after Tri-Cities drug investigators found nearly five pounds of methamphetamine in his Pasco home in February, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Eastern District office in Spokane.

A conviction for possessing more than 50 grams of meth with the intent to distribute carries a sentencing range between 10 years and life in prison, the release said.

After serving his sentence, the Sanchez-Ramirez will be deported and barred from re-entering the United States without permission from the U.S. Attorney General, the release said.

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