Office of the United States Attorney, Ann Birmingham Scheel
District of Arizona
April 30, 2012
DRUG COURIER SENTENCED TO MORE THAN 5 YEARS IN PRISON FOR METHAMPHETAMINE TRAFFICKING
PHOENIX - Jesus Alfredo Coronel-Roman, 37, of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Paul G. Rosenblatt to 5.25 years in federal prison. Coronel-Roman pleaded guilty on January 31, 2012, to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.
Coronel-Roman was one of three men charged with utilizing a drug stash house in Phoenix, Ariz., to receive pound-quantities of methamphetamine to be distributed to locally-based buyers. Coronel-Roman went to the stash house, picked up 1.96 pounds of methamphetamine, and was going to deliver it to a buyer when he was arrested by law enforcement. The methamphetamine possessed by Coronel-Roman was 100% pure methamphetamine.
The investigation in this case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Glendale Police Department, the Peoria Police Department, the Buckeye Police Department, the Surprise Police Department, and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. The prosecution was handled by Jonell L. Lucca, Assistant United States Attorney, District of Arizona, Phoenix.
CASE NUMBER: CR-11-01690-003-PHX-PGR
RELEASE NUMBER: 2012-105(Coronel-Roman)
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