A man who wouldn’t stop selling meth, even after he was repeatedly arrested, has been given a 10-year prison sentence.
Luis Alberto Cordova, 25, was handed the sentence Wednesday by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley after getting arrested for selling meth three times.
“He would get arrested, bond out, and get arrested again,” said District Attorney General Lisa Zavogiannis. “Sometimes people go to jail and it’s a wake-up call. They realize they need to get help to get their life together and you try to work with those people. Others don’t seem to care.”
Zavogiannis said Cordova was arrested three times, all for selling meth. On one occasion, he had more than 26 grams of meth in his possession when he was taken into custody.
“When you act like that, you have to go,” said Zavogiannis. “We’re not going to tolerate meth dealers.”
Cordova was sentenced to serve 10 years in the Tennessee Department of Corrections as a Range 1 offender. That means he has to serve about 33% of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.
He was also fined $2,000.