A case that dates back to Sept. 20, 2007, has finally been closed, following a guilty plea entered by Edwin “Eddy” Guerra-Aguilar.
Guerra-Aguilar, 30, was picked up in New Mexico and extradited to Stephens County, said Stephens County District Attorney Jason Hicks. He was booked into the Stephens County Jail on April 5, 2011, after appearing in district court, according to jail records.
Guerra-Aguilar was sentenced to 20 years for trafficking in illegal drugs and unlawful possession of controlled drug with intent to distribute. The court also imposed a $25,000 fine.
“The warrant was issued at the time it was filed and law enforcement didn’t run across his path until last year,” said Hicks.
The affidavit provided by the DA’s office, showed it was filed Feb. 6, 2008, and covers events from Sept. 20, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2007.
Rodney Richards, at that time employed by the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, was one of the investigating officers involved in the case. Richards and Duncan detective John Byers interviewed a confidential informant regarding Guerra-Aguilar’s actions and identity.
The informant indicated he could buy methamphetamine from Guerra-Aguilar and that he could get an ounce of meth for $1,100. An OBN agent assisted in the investigation.
A controlled buy was set up and a purchase was made from Guerra-Aguilar at a Duncan car wash. The purchase was recorded as part of the investigation.
During the transaction of the meth, Guerra-Aguilar asked the unnamed informant if he would be needing any more of the drug, at which time the individual said he would let Guerra-Aguilar know if he did. The drug was tested through the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation office in Lawton.
No other information was available regarding Guerra-Aguilar’s 2011 arrest or return to Stephens County. He remains in the county jail, awaiting transfer to the Oklahoma State Department of Corrections.