He pleaded guilty in federal court.

DeKalb gang member to serve 8 years for having drugs while on probation

A gang member from DeKalb County has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for having hard drugs and a gun while out on probation, officials said.

Enrique Fuentes, 32, of Chamblee was found sitting in a restaurant last year with a brown paper bag that contained 11 plastic baggies of methamphetamine and a .38 caliber revolver, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak’s office.

Fuentes was on probation following a 2016 conviction on felony drug charges. Also known as “Grumpy,” Fuentes is a known member of the “18th Street” gang, the Department of Justice statement said.

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“This gang member, while on probation, sat outside of a restaurant in broad daylight with a gun as well as methamphetamine packaged for sale,” Pak said in a statement.

A Chamblee Police Department officer saw Fuentes hand something to a woman he was sitting with in the restaurant last April, the DOJ said. Police saw they were both smoking marijuana, and later discovered the bag with the drugs and gun.

He pleaded guilty earlier this year. After serving eight years and eight months in prison, Fuentes was also sentenced to serve three years of probation.

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