Ah Fresno! The Meth Capital of the West and the home of the worst “Yacht Club” we have ever encountered. We can neither confirm nor deny if Mr. Cameron was a member of Fresno Yacht Club….
FRESNO — The former head of a major Kings County drug trafficking organization pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine. Shawn Michael Cameron, 36, of Hanford appeared before a federal judge in Fresno to enter his plea. According to court documents, he accepted a mandatory 32-year sentence in exchange for dropping numerous counts of distributing narcotics.
Cameron was arrested during a multi-agency sting in 2010 targeting the Nuestra Familia criminal organization. Authorities described the group as a “violent Hispanic prison gang based within the California prison system, whose members exert control over street-level Norteno gang members engaged in drug trafficking and violent crime.”
In a news release, the Department of Justice said Cameron ran the Kings County regiment of Nuestra Familia between December 2009 and June 2010. “[Cameron] worked with a co-conspirator to bring in meth from Mexico and distribute it in half-pound and multi-pound quantities to other regiments in and outside of California,” the release said.
During that time, Cameron and his associates obtained more than 45 pounds of methamphetamine to distribute throughout California, Utah and other states. Read on, thanks to The Sentinal.