Man faces prison in meth trafficking
October 15, 2018
A Stockton man who allegedly came to Gardnerville to sell nearly 2 ounces of methamphetamine in August admitted to a count of felony trafficking on Monday.
Jeremy Morgan, 31, appeared in Douglas County District Court on Monday to enter a guilty plea.
Morgan faces 2-15 years in prison and up to $100,000 fine when he is sentenced on Jan. 7.
Prosecutors lowered the charge from a class A to a Class B felony as part of a plea deal. The most serious trafficking offense carries a life sentence.
According to court documents, Morgan reportedly sold 54.7 grams of methamphetamine on Aug. 2, 2017.
He was brought back to Douglas County from San Diego on Aug. 9 on a warrant.
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