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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Drug Dealer Sentenced to 77 Months in Federal Prison

EUGENE, Ore. – On March 19, 2013, Demarcos Montel Wright, 33, of Springfield, Oregon, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Ann Aiken to 77 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and felon in possession of a firearm.  Upon his release from prison, Wright will be on supervised release for three years.

On March 13, 2012, Springfield Police Department detectives executed a search warrant on Wright’s person and his residence in Springfield, Oregon.  Wright had a small amount of crack cocaine on his person.  At Wright’s residence detectives located approximately one ounce of crack cocaine, scales and three pistols.  One pistol was stolen and another had an extended capacity magazine.  Wright admitted that he was involved in distributing cocaine.  Wright was previously a member of the Gangster Disciples gang.

This case was investigated by the Springfield Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey S. Sweet.

Updated January 29, 2015