An Asheville man will spend more than five and a half years in prison after pleading guilty a shooting and a drug trafficking charge.
District Attorney Todd Williams said Pablo Rafael Michua-Ceron pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking in methamphetamine and one count of discharging weapon into occupied dwelling with serious bodily injury.
On Tuesday, a judge sentenced Michua-Ceron, 27, to serve between 70 and 96 months in prison
Michua-Ceron, discharged a weapon into his neighbor's apartment after a drug deal gone bad. One person was injured in the shooting.
“The evidence in this case showed these crimes arose from a drug deal gone bad, and an attempted armed robbery that placed an innocent neighbor at risk. Michua-Ceron’s choice traffick in meth rightly ends in this long term in prison,” District Attorney Todd Williams said in a news release.
Michua-Ceron had more than 400 grams of methamphetamine in his possession when Buncombe County deputies arrested him.
Michua-Ceron was also ordered to pay $2,715 in costs and a fine of $50,000.00.