(UPDATE) Two Lamar Residents Face Sentencing for Drug Offenses

Rene Guerra


District Attorney, Joshua Vogel, of the 15th Judicial District,  informed The Prowers Journal on February 27th, that Rene Guerra was sentenced to eight years in the Department of Corrections and Paula Walker did receive a sentence of 71 months in the State Department of Corrections.


Information provided by Joshua Vogel, District Attorney for the 15th Judicial District, states that Rene Guerra was contacted by the Lamar Police on Friday, April 14, 2017 in the 200 block of North 6th Street.  At that time, officers located approximately 29.6 grams of methamphetamine in Guerra’s possession.  A search warrant was obtained and Guerra was arrested on April 26, 2017 and was held on $100,000 any time bond in the Prowers County Jail.  Guerra pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, a Class ll Drug felony on February 22, 2018.  In sentencing, Vogel stated that the court will have the discretion to sentence Guerra to either probation or up to 8 years in prison at his appearance, set for Tuesday, February 27, 2018.


Additional information from the District Attorney’s office indicates that Lamar resident, Paula Walker, 59, was arrested on Saturday, December 2, 2017 by Lamar officers that had warrants for the 800 blk of South 9th Street, the 1800 blk of South 8th Street and the 800 blk of Yucca Drive.  Walker was arrested for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.  Officers recovered quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, U.S. currency and other items related to the distribution of illegal narcotics.  Walker, who previously pled guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, a Class ll Drug felony and Intent to Distribute Heroin, a Class lll Drug Felony, will be sentenced to 71 months in DOC, also on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

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