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Perris, California’s Alvaro Hector Martinez accused of distributing large amounts of meth

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The criminal history of Alvaro Hector Martinez, 32, of Perris, Riverside County, California, United States includes felony convictions in Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles County, California for grand theft and possession of a firearm by a felon. In March 2021, he allegedly transported 34 pounds of methamphetamine to a buyer.

Methamphetamine was discovered in 1893. As a potent central nervous system (CNS) stimulant, it is less commonly used as a second-line treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obesity and mainly used as a recreational drug.

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A co-conspirator is accused of arranging for wholesale drug purchasers to buy from Martinez large quantities of narcotics, including methamphetamine. Along with others, the Perris resident allegedly use a homemade laboratory to manufacture methamphetamine and firearms to protect the laboratory, the drugs and their drug proceeds.

On June 17, 2022, Martinez was indicted. He was charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, one count of knowingly possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and three counts of possession of methamphetamine.

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During a traffic stop on June 28, 2022, Martinez was arrested. When law enforcement executed a search warrant on his residence in Perris, they found a methamphetamine conversion laboratory, five gallons of methamphetamine solution, more than 17.6 pounds of methamphetamine and 12.6 pounds of marijuana.

Also found in the house were tactical vests, two handguns, two rifles, eight firearm magazines, 41 rounds of ammunition and two boys aged 2 and 3. Child Protective Services were called to the residence.

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