Illegal alien repeat offender gets life in prison

LAS VEGAS — A federal prosecutor says an illegal immigrant with two previous convictions in California for drug trafficking has been sentenced in Nevada to life in federal prison after being found guilty of methamphetamine trafficking and firearms possession.

U.S. Attorney Gregory Brower says 28-year-old Martin Alvarez-Rodriquez was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Philip M. Pro in Las Vegas.

Alvarez-Rodriguez also uses the name Delfino Sotelo-Ortega.
A jury found him guilty in November of conspiracy, drug possession and firearms charges stemming from a May 2006 undercover drug buy in Las Vegas.

Brower says federal law calls for a sentence of life without parole for defendants with two prior felony drug convictions and a new conviction for selling 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

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