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Drug trafficker get half-year for gunplay
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A drug trafficker will serve a half-year behind bars after he made for the longest two minutes in another man’s life.
The defendant, Mario Castorena, 20, was ordered by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to serve 180 days of an eight-year sentence, pay $2,000 plus costs, and have no further contact with the victim or his family. He entered pleas to charges of aggravated assault and possession of meth and drug paraphernalia. He has served most of his sentence already.
His sentence comes for gun play that happened in a parking lot on Bybee Branch Road. The victim, Groger Guterrez, said it was there Castorena, for reasons not revealed, pulled a weapon on him, holding him at gunpoint.
“He pulled a handgun on him,” said McMinnville police detective Barry Powers in his felony assault warrant against Castorena. “He put the gun in his face for some two minutes before he left.”
The victim in the case was not injured as no shot was fired during the tense two minutes.