ON OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY: A MOTHER’S GRIEF, A TOP PROSECUTOR’S DIRE WARNING AND PHOTOS OF LIVES LOST IN THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC
SAN DIEGO – Keri Cuppage is on a scuba diving trip to Florida this Labor Day weekend to visit her daughter.
But it’s not what you think.
Her daughter, Tiffany Hansen, who died in San Diego on January 23, 2018 at age 26 of a fentanyl overdose, is resting at the bottom of the ocean she dearly loved. Her ashes were used to create a sea turtle sculpture which was placed in a manmade underwater memorial reef about 3 miles east of Key Biscayne near Miami, Florida. read here
SAN DIEGO MAN CONVICTED OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY OFFENSES
SAN DIEGO – Carsten Igor Rosenow was convicted by a federal jury today of attempted sexual exploitation of a child and possession of child pornography.
Rosenow, a former chief marketing officer for a San Diego tech company, came to the attention of law enforcement when the FBI received information that Rosenow was communicating through Facebook with what appeared to be minor females living in the Philippines, using an account under the name “Carlos Senta.” The FBI also uncovered evidence that Rosenow traveled regularly to the Philippines, and appeared to be engaging in sexual activities with minors. read here
CONVICTED FELON CHARGED IN FEDERAL COURT WITH ILLEGALLY POSSESSING MORE THAN 50 FIREARMS IN CHICAGO HOME
CHICAGO — A federal grand jury has indicted a convicted felon for allegedly illegally possessing more than 50 shotguns, rifles and handguns in his Chicago home.
HENRY REYES, 52, is charged with illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Reyes illegally possessed 30 handguns, 15 rifles, and seven shotguns on Aug. 15, 2019, according to an indictment returned Thursday in U.S. District Court in Chicago. Law enforcement discovered the firearms during a court-authorized search of Reyes’s residence in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit previously filed in the case. Reyes was previously convicted of murder in the Circuit Court of Cook County and he was not lawfully allowed to possess a firearm, the charges allege. read here
FEDERAL JURY CONVICTS REAL ESTATE EXECUTIVE OF FRAUDULENTLY CONCEALING ASSETS IN BANKRUPTCY
CHICAGO — A federal jury in Chicago has convicted a real estate executive of fraudulently concealing assets in a bankruptcy filing.
In his 2009 bankruptcy petition, BRETT IMMEL, 38, of Des Moines, Iowa, and formerly of Chicago, knowingly and fraudulently concealed income and bank accounts, as well as his interests in businesses and partnerships. The jury returned its verdict Monday in U.S. District Court in Chicago.
Concealment of assets in a bankruptcy case is punishable by up to five years in prison. U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman did not immediately set a sentencing date. read here
HERCULES, CALIFORNIA RESIDENT INDICTED FOR HER ROLE IN BUSINESS EMAIL COMPROMISE SCHEME VICTIMIZING EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA COMPANY
NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that SONOVAH JUDITH HILLMAN, age 29, a resident of Hercules, California, was charged today by a federal grand jury seated in the Eastern District of Louisiana in a two-count Indictment with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1343 and 1349, and conspiracy to commit money laundering, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1956(h).
According to the indictment, HILLMAN acted as a “money mule” in a scheme to victimize Company A, a floating crane and stevedore company headquartered in Convent, Louisiana, within the Eastern District of Louisiana. HILLMAN’s co-conspirator(s) engaged in a “business email compromise” scheme to obtain access without authorization to the email accounts of one or more employees of Company A for the purpose of obtaining private data, including usernames, passwords, bank account information, and the content of email accounts. After gaining access to an email account of a Company A employee, the individual(s) arranged to have emails in the account forwarded to a separate email account under their control. Thereafter, HILLMAN’s co-conspirators registered a domain name similar to Company A’s domain (for example, “Company A” instead of “Company A”) and, pretending to be representatives of Company A, sent emails to Company A’s customers, including Company B. The false emails stated that there had been an audit of Company A’s bank accounts and that Company A’s customers should remit funds owed to Victim A to a new bank account. On about May 10, 2017, HILLMAN’s co-conspirators contacted one of Company A’s customers (Company B) via email and, pretending to be employees of Company A, instructed that Company B should remit funds owed to Company A, approximately $92,007.85, to a Bank of America account that belonged to HILLMAN. According to the Indictment, after Company B sent the funds to HILLMAN’s account, HILLMAN engaged in a series of transactions over the next five days either to transfer the money to others or spend the money on personal items, including a $4,000 Disney cruise and multiple airline flights. read here
MS-13 MEMBER SENTENCED TO MORE THAN 24 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR CONSPIRING TO PARTICIPATE IN A VIOLENT RACKETEERING ENTERPRISE, INCLUDING MURDER
Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis today sentenced Kevin Alexis Hernandez-Guevara, aka “Stop,” age 22, a citizen of El Salvador illegally residing in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, to 292 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for a federal racketeering conspiracy relating to his participation in the activities of the gang known as La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, including murder and drug dealing. read here
PAIN CLINIC OWNER FROM SOUTH FLORIDA SENTENCED FOR OXYCODONE TRAFFICKING CONSPIRACY
LONDON, Ky. – Pete Anthony Tyndale, 47, of Hollywood, Florida, was sentenced to 29 years of imprisonment by United States District Judge Robert E. Wier for conspiring to distribute oxycodone and other drugs, and for money laundering.
Tyndale was the co-owner of the Tennessee Pain Institute (TPI), a pain clinic that operated from 2011 to 2016 near Chattanooga. After a month-long trial earlier this year in federal court, a jury convicted Tyndale, his business partner Anwar Mithavayani, and physician Timothy Gowder, of operating TPI as a pill mill, and for money laundering related to proceeds from TPI. The three men were responsible for the illicit distribution of more than 1.6 million oxycodone 30mg pills, and hundreds of thousands of other narcotic pills and sedative pills, such as Xanax. Approximately half of TPI’s pill customers were traveling from eastern Kentucky. read here
FORMER ARMY COLONEL SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR FORT GORDON FRAUD, KICKBACK SCHEME
sentenced to five years in federal prison for accepting bribes to help steer military contracts to a business fraudulently claiming status as a small business.
Anthony R. Williams, 59, of Vienna, Va., was sentenced today [Aug. 30, 2019] to 60 months in prison by U.S. District Court Senior Judge Dudley H. Bowen after pleading guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Bribery and felony conflict of interest, said Bobby L. Christine, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. read here
SIOUX FALLS MAN SENTENCED FOR FAILURE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER
United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender was sentenced on August 27, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Damon Clyde Has Horns, age 38, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100. read here
CHICO MAN CONVICTED OF SEX TRAFFICKING OF A MINOR AND DISTRIBUTION OF METHAMPHETAMINE
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — On Thursday, after a seven-day trial, a federal jury found Christopher Ramonaguilar Lawrence, 24, of Chico, guilty of one count of sex trafficking of a child and one count of distribution of methamphetamine to a person under 21, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.
According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, in July and August 2017, Lawrence recruited a then 17-year-old girl to engage in prostitution for his financial benefit. Lawrence used social media to communicate with the victim, and on two occasions, he lured the victim to Chico motel rooms where he gave the victim methamphetamine, explained the methods of his prostitution business, including how to detect and evade law enforcement, and continued to recruit the victim to work for him as a prostitute. read here
OHIO WOMAN ADMITS ATM SKIMMING ACTIVITY THAT VICTIMIZED BANKS IN CONNECTICUT, OTHER STATES
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MAYA FLORINA LUIZA DeSTEFFANO, also known as “Maya-Luisa Pastorelli” and “Maria,” 61, of Cleveland, Ohio, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to conspiracy and identity theft charges stemming from ATM skimming activity that defrauded banks in Connecticut and other states.
According to court documents and statements in court today, between February and June 2017, a Connecticut bank experienced approximately 35 incidents of ATM skimming at locations in Stratford, Monroe, Trumbull, Greenwich, Fairfield and elsewhere in Connecticut. As part of the scheme, conspiracy members placed skimming devices at the ATMs to capture account numbers and personal identification numbers (“PIN numbers”) from customers who used their ATM cards at the ATMs while the devices were in place. Conspiracy members then used the captured information to make substitute ATM cards, and obtained money and made purchases using those cards. The bank suffered losses of approximately $286,069 during the scheme. read here
STATEMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY AND THE FBI SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE ON THE ARREST AND CHARGING OF A GRAND JUNCTION MAN FOR MAKING THREATS TO KIDNAP AND MURDER WOMEN
“Above everything else, our most important job is keeping Coloradans safe,” said United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn. “Threats to the public always need to be taken seriously. We commend the quick thinking and fast work of the FBI and our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, who make responding to potential threats a top priority.”
“The arrest in this case highlights the success that can be obtained when federal, state, and local agencies combine resources to pursue potential threats to our community,” said FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Dean Phillips. “We extend our gratitude to our law enforcement partners and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for working together to quickly address this matter.”
The defendant in this case is charged by a criminal complaint. The charge in the complaint is an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
CASE NO. 19-mj-198 read here
CHILD AND YOUTH PROGRAM ASSISTANT SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR ABUSIVE SEXUAL CONTACT WITH A MINOR
WASHINGTON – A North Carolina man was sentenced today to two years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for abusive sexual contact with a minor, Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran of the Western District of Washington announced.
Joseph Robertson, 38, of Sanford, North Carolina, pleaded guilty on June 6, to one count of abusive sexual contact before U.S. District Court Judge Ronald B. Leighton of the Western District of Washington, who sentenced him earlier today. read here
QUEENS MAN PLANNING KNIFE ATTACK CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTING TO PROVIDE MATERIAL SUPPORT TO ISIS
A criminal complaint filed today in federal court in Brooklyn charged Awais Chudhary, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Chudhary was arrested yesterday, and made his initial appearance this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge James Orenstein. Chudhary was ordered held without bail.
Richard P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, John C. Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI), and James P. O’Neill, Commissioner, New York City Police Department (NYPD), announced the arrest. read here
CALEDONIA MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR EMBEZZLING UNION FUNDS
OXFORD, Miss. – A Caledonia man was sentenced to almost four years in prison on Thursday for embezzling union funds. Danny Woodcock, age 66, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock following his guilty plea to Embezzlement of Union Funds in violation of Title 29, United States Code, Section 501(c). Judge Aycock sentenced Woodcock to serve 46 months imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release and ordered Woodcock to pay $519,963.04 in restitution to Communication Workers of America – 83770.
Woodcock served as the president of the CWA Local 83770 for approximately 15 years until his removal in October 2016. CWA Local 83770 has approximately 300 to 400 members who are employed primarily as aircraft mechanics, structural specialists and other maintenance personnel with L3 Vertex Aerospace, LLC, a contractor operating on the Columbus Air Force Base in Columbus, Mississippi. Woodcock used his position as president to embezzle and convert to his own use the funds of CWA Local 83770, often times transferring or depositing union funds directly into his personal bank account for his own personal use. read here
TURKISH NATIONAL CHARGED WITH BULK CASH SMUGGLING
Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Ahmet Sakarya (30, Istanbul, Turkey) with bulk cash smuggling. If convicted, Sakarya faces a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison. The indictment also notifies Sakarya that the United States intends to forfeit any assets that are traceable to the offense.
According to the indictment, on August 13, 2019, Sakarya attempted to board a flight from Tampa International Airport to Frankfort, Germany after falsely declaring that he was only carrying $14,000 in U.S. Currency. Upon further investigation, U.S. Custom and Border Patrol officers discovered that Sakarya was transporting $55,000 in cash that was hidden in his luggage. read here
JACKSONVILLE TAX RETURN PREPARER PLEADS GUILTY TO MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN TAX FRAUD
Jacksonville, Florida – Nicole Johnson (37, Jacksonville) has pleaded guilty to aiding and assisting in the filing of a false tax return. She faces a maximum penalty of three years in federal prison.
According to the plea agreement, Johnson was the owner and operator of Financial Asset Tax Service, which offered tax return preparation services. For the tax years 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, Johnson prepared returns for individuals in which she falsified the amounts of deductions and tax credits owed to the taxpayers. As a result, those taxpayers received undeserved tax refunds. Johnson fraudulently claimed the General Business Credit and False Tax Credit for taxpayers who were not entitled to them, and inflated itemized deductions. As a result of the false returns prepared by Johnson, the IRS issued more than $1.3 million in undeserved refunds. Johnson has agreed to repay the IRS that amount in restitution. read here
ILLEGAL ALIEN SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ILLEGALLY RE-ENTERING THE UNITED STATES
Ocala, Florida – Senior United States District Judge James D. Whittemore, Jr. has sentenced Raul Alfaro-Muniz (44, Ocala) to 24 months in federal prison for illegally re-entering the United States after previously being deported. Alfaro-Muniz had pleaded guilty on April 9, 2019.
According to the facts described in court, on February 4, 2019, Alfaro-Muniz was arrested for battery in Marion County. Agents soon discovered that Alfaro-Muniz had previously been deported from the United States four times. He is a citizen of Mexico and is illegally in the United States. After Alfaro-Muniz serves his prison sentence, he will be deported from the United States. read here
ILLEGAL ALIEN SENTENCED TO 17 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ILLEGAL RE-ENTRY
Ocala, Florida – Senior United States District Judge James D. Whittemore, Jr. has sentenced Jesus Gonzalez-Villanueva (35, Ocala) to 17 months in federal prison for illegally re-entering the United States after previously being deported. Gonzalez-Villanueva had pleaded guilty on May 16, 2019.
According to the facts described in court, in March 2019, Gonzalez-Villanueva was cited for a traffic offense in Lake County. Agents soon discovered that Gonzalez-Villanueva had previously been deported from the United States on two occasions and had previously been convicted of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Gonzalez-Villanueva is a citizen of Mexico and is illegally in the United States. After he serves his prison sentence, he will be deported from the United States. read here
L.A. COUNTY MAN ARRESTED ON FEDERAL COMPLAINT CHARGING HIM WITH TRANSPORTING TEENAGER ACROSS STATE LINES TO ENGAGE IN PROSTITUTION
SANTA ANA, California – A Los Angeles County man has been arrested on a federal criminal complaint charging him with transporting a teenage girl in interstate commerce so she could work as a prostitute in Southern California, Nevada and Arizona.
Christian Alexander Augustus, 23, a.k.a. “Sir Ceeco,” was arrested in Stockton on Tuesday. He made his initial appearance in United States District Court in Sacramento on August 28, and was ordered detained pending trial. He remains in federal custody in Sacramento and will be transferred to this district at a later date to face the charges against him. read here
TWO DULUTH MEN CHARGED IN 15-COUNT INDICTMENT ALLEGING A HEROIN DISTRIBUTION CONSPIRACY
United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced a 15-count federal indictment charging ERIC ANTOINE BLACK, a/k/a “J,” 36, and OTIS JASON WEAVER, a/k/a “O,” 39, in a heroin distribution conspiracy. BLACK was also charged with possession of cocaine and firearms violations. BLACK and WEAVER will be arraigned on these charges before a Magistrate Judge in U.S. District Court at a later date.
According to the allegations in the indictment, between March 20, 2019, through May 30, 2019, BLACK and WEAVER conspired with each other and others to distribute more than a kilogram of heroin. According to the indictment, BLACK and WEAVER distributed heroin on several occasions between those dates. BLACK was also charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. The indictment further alleges that on May 30, 2019, BLACK illegally possessed a firearm, namely, a Glock model 27 .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol. Because he has prior felony convictions in Cook County, Illinois and LaPorte County, Indiana, BLACK is prohibited under federal law from possessing any type of firearm or ammunition at any time. read here
FORMER PHARMACIST SENTENCED FOR OBTAINING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES UNDER FALSE PRETENSES
CONCORD – Frank E. Styles, Jr., 62, of Exeter, was sentenced to a term of probation for obtaining controlled substances under false pretenses, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today. As a condition of probation, Styles will never seek to have his pharmacist license reinstated. Additionally Styles will pay restitution to Medicare and Rite Aid pharmacy.
According to court documents and statements made in court, from at least January 25, 2016, through November 29, 2016, while employed as a pharmacist at a pharmacy in Stratham, New Hampshire, Styles altered various records relating to prescriptions he filled in order to obtain controlled substances. During that time period, Styles altered the records associated with approximately 77 prescriptions in this manner, diverting approximately 564 pills containing controlled substances for his own use. read here
FLORIDA MAN ADMITS TO ACCESSING IRS SYSTEM AND OBTAINING TAXPAYER INFORMATION
MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Clinton Jean-Pierre, of Miami, Florida, has admitted to identity theft through use of a computer, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Jean-Pierre, age 28, pled guilty to one count of “Accessing a Computer and Obtaining Information” and one count of “Aggravated Identity Theft.” Jean-Pierre admitted to fraudulently accessing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) eAuthentication online taxpayer system, which has servers located in Berkeley County, in December 2017. In order to pass IRS security protocols, Jean-Pierre admitted that he fraudulently “ported” an unknowing person’s cellular telephone number to his own phone in order to obtain the security code necessary to create an unauthorized taxpayer account. Once in the IRS eAuthentication system, Jean-Pierre admitted he gained access to a taxpayer’s tax return information which included the taxpayer’s personal identifying information. read here
MEXICAN MAN CHARGED WITH ILLEGALLY USING SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER TO OBTAIN EMPLOYMENT
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that GREGORIO GALAVIZ-ZAMORA, age 60, a native of Mexico, was charged on Thursday, August 29, 2019 in a one-count bill of information with illegally using a Social Security number in order to obtain employment, in violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section 408(a)(7)(B).
GALAVIZ-ZAMORA faces a maximum term of imprisonment of not more than five (5) years, three (3) years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000.00, and a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.00. read here
DISTRICT COURT ORDERED TEXAS COMPANY TO STOP SELLING ADULTERATED FOOD
HOUSTON – A federal court permanently enjoined a Houston company from processing and distributing adulterated seafood products in violation of federal law, the Department of Justice announced today.
The entered consent decree of permanent injunction follows an August 2019 complaint the Food and Drug Administration filed. The complaint alleged Topway Enterprises, doing business as Kazy’s Gourmet, and the principals of the business – Jeff Liao, Ying Chen and Adwin Liao – sold ready-to-eat fish and fishery products in a facility with serious insanitary conditions. Specifically, the complaint alleged FDA inspections found the defendants failed to adequately control the growth of Listeria monocytogenes at their facility. read here
FRAUDSTERS PLEAD GUILTY IN FEDERAL COURT TO THEIR ROLES IN A FRAUDULENT AUTO LOAN SCHEME WITH LOSSES OF MORE THAN $1 MILLION
Baltimore, Maryland – John O’Day, age 48, of Chester and Stevensville, Maryland, and Sarasota, Florida, and Denise White, a/k/a Lisa Young and Lisa White, age 32, of East Point, Georgia, have pleaded guilty to federal charges of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, in connection with a scheme to defraud at least 20 individuals and five financial institutions of more than $1 million by submitting fraudulent auto loan applications. White pleaded guilty on August 28, 2019, and O’Day pleaded guilty on June 4, 2019.
The guilty pleas were announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Special Agent in Charge Rodney A. Davis of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration; Acting Chief Marcus Jones of the Montgomery County Police Department; and Colonel William M. Pallozzi, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police. read here
ROCHESTER MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FENTANYL TRAFFICKING CONSPIRACY
CONCORD – Derek Rand, 31, of Rochester, pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to participating in a fentanyl trafficking conspiracy, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, between late 2017 and December 18, 2018, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the New Hampshire State Police conducted an investigation of drug trafficking by Rand, who used runners to obtain fentanyl in Massachusetts and bring it to New Hampshire for distribution. During the investigation, over one kilogram of fentanyl was seized from members of Rand’s drug trafficking organization. read here
LAWRENCE MAN IS LATEST TO PLEAD GUILTY TO PARTICIPATING IN FENTANYL TRAFFICKING CONSPIRACY
Concord – United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that Eduard Amparo, 47, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, pled guilty to participating in a fentanyl trafficking conspiracy. Amparo is the latest defendant to plead guilty to participating in this substantial drug trafficking case.
In April of 2018, U.S. Attorney Murray announced that 34 individuals were charged with participating in a conspiracy to distribute over 400 grams of fentanyl. According to court documents and statements made in court, a drug trafficking organization that authorities allege was led by Sergio Martinez employed numerous individuals to sell fentanyl to customers from various New England states, including New Hampshire. Some defendants who worked for the Martinez organization distributed multiple 200-gram bags of fentanyl and returned thousands of dollars in proceeds to the organization daily. read here
TOLEDO MAN SENTENCED TO 35 YEARS FOR SEX TRAFFICKING OF A MINOR
A Toledo man was sentenced to 35 years in prison for sex trafficking involving a minor.
Lawrence Jones, 32, previously pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking of a minor and one count of sexual exploitation of a minor.
Jones met a minor via social media who had run away from home. Jones transported the girl to a home on Coventry Avenue in Toledo, where he took nude photographs of her and posted them online, offering commercial sex acts in the Toledo area in January, according to court documents. read here
ILLEGAL ALIEN SENTENCED TO SEVEN YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR TRAFFICKING METHAMPHETAMINE
Ocala, Florida – Senior United States District Judge James D. Whittemore, Jr. has sentenced Missael Gonzalez Terrazas (23, Ocala) to seven years in federal prison for possessing at least 500 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it. Terrazas had pleaded guilty on May 28, 2019.
According to the facts described in court, Terrazas was apprehended by law enforcement while in possession of more than four kilograms of pure methamphetamine and $9,000 in cash. Terrazas is a citizen of Mexico and is residing in the United States illegally. After serving his prison sentence, he will be deported from the United States. read here