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Placerville man indicted on multiple drug-related charges

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PLACERVILLE - A Placerville man is facing the possibility of several years behind bars for various drug-related offenses.

On Thursday, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert said that Richard Turner, 60, of Placerville, was charged by a federal grand jury with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Turner can't own guns because he has five prior felony convictions. 

Agents carried out a search warrant at Turner's Placerville residence and said they found over 40 pounds of methamphetamine and six firearms -- including one previously reported as stolen, according to the Dept. of Justice. 

If convicted of the methamphetamine trafficking offenses, Turner faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, and a maximum sentence of up to life in prison and a $10 million fine. 

If convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, Turner faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. 

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