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Defendant sentenced to over 6 years in prison for intent to distribute drugs to LV

Posted at 6:34 AM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 09:34:54-04

Jose Alfredo Molina-Guerrero, 28, of Sinaloa, Mexico, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey to 76 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin from California to Las Vegas, announced U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich of the District of Nevada and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Daniel Neill of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Molina-Guerrero pleaded guilty on Jan 13, to one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and one count each of possession with intent to distribute heroin and to distribute methamphetamine.

According to court documents, Molina conspired with others to distribute heroin and methamphetamine from California to Las Vegas. On or about July 24, 2019, Molina brought approximately 20 pounds of methamphetamine and one kilogram of heroin to Las Vegas to sell to another individual. In the trunk of the vehicle in which Molina was a passenger, law enforcement found: (a) 20 bags each containing approximately one pound of methamphetamine; and (b) one package containing one kilogram of brown and black tar heroin.

The charges resulted from an investigation by the DEA.