Convicted Meth Ring Leader Sentenced

The convicted leader of major meth ring busted by the Mesa County District Attorney's Office was sentenced Friday.

A district court judge gave Juan Perez–Preciado 14 years in prison and 5 years mandatory parole.

He is the 5th member of a meth ring to be sentenced. Perez–Preciado and 5 others were arrested in June of 2007 after a lengthy investigation.
Authorities say that investigation included a court–authorized wire tap.

Four others have already been sentenced in the case and received between 3 and 11 years in jail and probation. Another man, who who pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to distribute meth, has yet to be sentenced.

The District Attorney's Office says this is the second time multi–agency cooperation has led to a major meth bust.