Man To Spend 35 Plus Years In Jail For Gun and Drug Related Crimes

An Amarillo man will be spending the next 35 years behind bars for Gun and Drug related Crimes.

52-year-old Jeffrey Rene Lopez was convicted on two counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, one count of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes and one count of felon in possession of firearms in April. 

On Thursday, a judge sentenced him to 35 years and five months in federal prison after prosecutors presented evidence Lopez was dealing meth out of two homes in Amarillo.

Law Enforcement recorded an informant buying Meth from Lopez and asked Lopez to buy more from another location.

A month later DEA Agents pulled Lopez over and found drugs hidden inside the trunk.

During a search of the two homes officials found a total of nine guns.