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Selma Methamphetamine Trafficker Sentenced to Federal Prison

JAN 21 (FRESNO, Calif.) - Victor Torres, 28, of Selma, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill to five years and 10 months in prison for methamphetamine trafficking, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Jay Fitzpatrick and United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, Torres pleaded guilty to a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy that spanned May 2012 through December 2012. In June 2012, wiretap information led investigators to stop a vehicle in which Torres was a passenger. The car was impounded and a subsequent search revealed approximately one pound of methamphetamine. In December 2012, a search warrant was executed at Torres’s Selma residence, and approximately two ounces of methamphetamine were seized.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Fresno County Sherriff’s Department with assistance from the Bakersfield Police Department and the Kings County Sherriff’s Department. Assistant United States Attorney Kevin Rooney prosecuted the case.

Torres was ordered to begin serving his sentence on March 5, 2014. On October 7, 2013, co-defendant Daniel Ochoa, 36, of Fresno, was sentenced to 55 months in prison.

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