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Bakersfield Career Criminal Gets Nearly 8 Years for Meth Trafficking

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Louis Torres, a Bakersfield gang member, received a sentence of seven years and seven months for meth trafficking on Monday. (GV Wire File)
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According to the Department of Justice, Louis Torres’ street name is “Youngster.”

Louis Torres has more than 20 adult criminal convictions. In the last 15 years, he has violated the terms of his parole and court supervision at least 22 times.

But that doesn’t square with the fact he’ll be about 45 years old when he’s scheduled for release from prison.

The Loma Bakers criminal gang member received a sentence of seven years and seven months for meth trafficking on Monday at the federal courthouse in Fresno.

Arrested by Bakersfield Police

According to court documents, Torres, 37, ran from Bakersfield police on July 21, 2021, after a vehicle stop. The officers who caught Torres found meth and heroin that he intended to sell, a DOJ news release said.

Torres’ rap sheet is that of a career criminal. He has more than 20 adult criminal convictions and in the last 15 years has violated the terms of his parole and court supervision at least 22 times. When Torres was arrested last year, he was driving with a suspended license.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher D. Baker and Jessica Massey prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI and Bakersfield police.

 

Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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