A Riverview man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for selling methamphetamine that was distributed in the Lakeland area, according to U.S. Attorney Robert E. O'Neill.
Alfredo Coronado, 58, of Riverview, was convicted by a federal jury Sept. 11 of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.
He was sentenced on Thursday by U.S. District Judge James S. Moody Jr.
Coronado sold large quantities of methamphetamine from his Riverview home to lower-lever dealers, who would then distribute it in Lakeland from early in 2011 until his arrest on Oct. 18, the Department of Justice said.
Coronado, who worked for his nephew, Henry Corona, received multiple-ounce quantities of methamphetamine from Corona to distribute, the Department of Justice said.
Corona had previously admitted being the Riverview leader of the methamphetamine ring, according to the Department of Justice.