caballeroA high profile drug raid that shut down a portion of a north Kingman thoroughfare for most of a day in mid-January has resulted in a prison term for the primary defendant. Joshua Caballero, 32, was given a five year prison term during a March 11 sentencing hearing.

The punishment was specified in a plea agreement convicting the Kingman man of the manufacture of dangerous drugs. A highly visible caravan of law enforcement vehicles drew public attention when it motored to Caballero’s residence in the 3500 block of Northern Avenue on January 15.

The “fleet” included hazardous materials units as authorities believed they might locate a working drug lab, though they instead found equipment and chemicals they alleged were used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Caballero’s girlfriend Michelle Gillespie, 40, and Gillespie’s son Christian Gillespie, 20, were also arrested during the raid.
Christian was never formally charged and Michelle was placed on probation after pleading guilty to possessing drug paraphernalia.

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