News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 23, 2009
Contact: Jodie Underwood
Number: (206) 553-5443

Marysville Meth Dealer Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

JAN 23 -- (Seattle) – DEA Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Arnold R. Moorin and the United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington, Jeffrey Sullivan, announced that on January 23, 2008, Jose Lucas Zamora was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, distribution of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Zamora was convicted by a federal court jury on October 2, 2008, following a three day trial.

On January 26, 2008, Zamora was arrested after he delivered more than one pound of methamphetamine in exchange for $17,000. After the drug delivery, Zamora attempted to elude police by racing his vehicle through residential neighborhoods and crashed his vehicle into a tree. Zamora’s brother Efrain Zamora has been indicted in the case and remains a fugitive of justice. Co-defendant Jose Christopher Crist was sentenced on November 14, 2008 to five years in prison.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the South Snohomish County Narcotics Task Force.