SF man gets 7 years for Castro meth sales

A San Francisco man convicted of distributing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of two Castro District schools was sentenced last week to more than seven years in federal prison.

Jonathan Gildart, 31, pleaded guilty in May to charges related to the $3,000 sale of the drug to a person at a shipping store on Castro Street. He also stored meth for sale in his Castro apartment, United States Attorney Melinda Haag said.

“Both the shipping business and Gildart's apartment were within 1,000 feet of two schools,” Haag said.

Gildart, whose arrest resulted from a joint operation involving the San Francisco Police Department and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, has been in federal custody since April 15.

“Methamphetamine has become a large problem in our communities, and has had a significant impact in various San Francisco neighborhoods,” Haag said.

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