News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 03, 2009
Contact: Jodie Underwood
Number: (206) 553-5443

Springfield Meth Dealer Sentenced to 120 Months

DEC 03 -- (Eugene) – DEA Acting Special Agent in Charge Mark Thomas and the Acting United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, Kent S. Robinison, announced that on December 2, 2009, Fernando Aguirre-Castro was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Following his release from prison Aguirre-Castro will be on supervised release for a period of five years.

On August 29, 2008, DEA Task Force Agents and Officers received information regarding an impending methamphetamine transaction at a parking lot in Springfield, Oregon. Law enforcement stopped Aguirre-Castro’s vehicle and located approximately three and one-half ounces of methamphetamine in the front passenger’s pants. Aguirre-Castro admitted the methamphetamine was his and he had told the passenger to hide it. A search of the Aguirre-Castro’s residence yielded approximately four ounces of methamphetamine, a pistol and $2,550 in drug proceeds.

This investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Lane County Interagency Narcotics Team.