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Bakersfield Woman Indicted on Meth and Gun Charges Faces Possible Life Sentence

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A Bakersfield woman has been indicted on drug and gun charges and could face life in prison and a $10 million fine, officials with the U.S. Dept. of Justice said Monday.

Amy Campos, 37, was charged by a federal grand jury with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott announced in a news release.

Citing court documents, the release said Campos was found to be in possession of more than 50 grams of meth in February 2019. In July 2019 she possessed a Glock .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun, according to authorities.

Investigation Was Part of Two Federal Initiatives

Because she had previously been convicted on drug, weapons and burglary charges, she was prohibited from possessing either a firearm or ammunition, the release stated.

If convicted, Campos faces the possibility of life in prison and a $10 million fine, said officials. The case was investigated by the Bakersfield Police Department and the FBI.

Officials said the case was investigated under the Justice Department’s Project Safe Neighborhoods, aimed at reducing violent crime, and Project Guardian, focused on reducing gun violence through the enforcement of federal firearms laws.

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