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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Washington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 20, 2013

Clarkston Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Distributing Methamphetamine

Spokane - Michael C. Ormsby, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Francisco Munguia Diaz a.k.a Glen Munguia Cadenas, age 38, of Clarkson, Washington, was sentenced today after having pleaded guilty in June, 2013 to Distributing Five Grams or More of Pure Methamphetamine. Senior United States District Court Judge Justin L. Quackenbush sentenced Diaz to a ten-year term of imprisonment and a four-year term of court supervision following release from Federal prison. In addition, Diaz forfeited $185,073 in drug trafficking proceeds, three vehicles, and jewelry to state and Federal authorities. Diaz has been in federal custody since May 8, 2013.

Michael C. Ormsby said: "I commend the officers from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Quad City Drug Task Force, and the Drug Enforcement Administration for their tireless efforts in investigating this methamphetamine case. Their strong working partnership is reflected by the successful prosecution of this case. Federal and local law enforcement officers in the Eastern District of Washington continue to work together to root out the scourge of drug trafficking in this District. With their assistance, the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Washington is committed to prosecuting aggressively and seeking appropriate punishment for traffickers distributing controlled substances in our communities."

The investigation was conducted by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Quad City Drug Task Force. The case was prosecuted by George J.C. Jacobs, III, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.

13-CR-00061-JLQ

Updated January 29, 2015