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Long Beach man gets 16 years in meth case

August 1, 2011 |  4:30 pm

A Long Beach man was sentenced Monday to 16 years in state prison for possessing 20 kilos of methamphetamine with a street value of about $8 million, authorities said.

Carmelo Bueza Bueno, 42, was arrested in July 2010 after Long Beach Police Department detectives found the the drugs in his apartment, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.

It was the largest methamphetamine seizure in Long Beach history, according to authorities.

Evidence presented at the trial showed that Bueno used his home as a "stash house," prosecutors said.

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— Robert J. Lopez (Twitter:  @LAJourno)

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