A 31-year-old Lakewood man was sentenced today to 15 years in prison on weapons and drug charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones imposed the maximum sentence for Roman Rosas-Martinez, who must also serve five years of supervised release. He was convicted of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute meth and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.
Rosas-Martinez was arrested in October 2011 as part of a three-month program called “Operation Center of Attention” that joined local, state and federal agencies to rid the White Center area of King County of guns and violent repeat offenders.
Rosas-Martinez first sold a shotgun to a law enforcement informant and indicated he could get his hands on meth, court records show. A drug deal was arranged at a storage facility where agents arrested Rosas-Martinez and his associates after they removed 10 kilograms of meth from a hidden compartment in their car.
Three handguns were also recovered from the vehicle.