News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 6, 2008
Contact: Rich Isaacson
Number: (313) 234-4310

Illegal Alien Sentenced To Three Years And One Month For Conspiracy To Distribute Cocaine
- Cocaine worth approximately $18,000 on the street

OCT 6 -- (Louisville, KY) - U.S. Attorney David L. Huber of the Western District of Kentucky announced today that Wilfredo Aguirre-Lara, Louisville, Kentucky, was sentenced to 3 years and 1 month imprisonment in United States District Court, on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of cocaine. Dave Whalin, Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, also sentenced Aguirre-Lara, an alien in the United States illegally, to 4 years supervised release following incarceration. There is no parole in the federal judicial system.

Aguirre-Lara admitted that between January 31, 2008, and March 13, 2008, he and Gary Hernandez-Garcia, another illegal alien, knowingly conspired to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. Aguirre-Lara also pled guilty to three counts of aiding and abetting Hernandez-Garcia and with intent to distribute and distributing a quantity of cocaine with a street value of approximately $18,000.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel P. Kinnicutt, and it was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

 

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