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United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California

Undocumented Alien Sentenced To Over 7 Years Imprisonment For Drug Trafficking Offenses

Monday July 1, 2013

Docket #: 1:12-CR-261 AWI



         Fresno, Calif.-- Salvador Valencia-Galvan, 45, of Washington, was sentenced to 87 months imprisonment by the Honorable Anthony W. Ishii, U.S. District Court Judge, for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, announced United States Attorney, Benjamin B. Wagner.

            According to Court documents, on June 22, 2012, California Highway Patrol conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by the defendant and occupied by 2 other passengers.  The defendant consented to a search of his vehicle.  Officers used a K-9 that alerted to the presence of controlled substances.  Officers found approximately 1 pound of crystal methamphetamine in a hidden compartment in the center console.  The defendant said that his fingerprints would be on the package.  The defendant was delivering the package of methamphetamine to another person for an unidentified source of supply.

            This case is the product of an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, the California Highway Patrol, and the Madera Narcotic Enforcement Task Force.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kimberly A. Sanchez.



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