Redwood City Man Sentenced To More Than Nine Years In Prison For Selling Methamphetamine
SAN FRANCISCO– Alfredo Contreras was sentenced yesterday to 9 years and 2 months in prison for selling methamphetamine, United States Attorney Melinda Haag announced.
Contreras pleaded guilty on March 26, 2013, to violating Title 21, United States Code, section 841(a)(1). According to the plea agreement, Contreras admitted to selling approximately one ounce of methamphetamine to an undercover San Francisco police officer on November 25, 2012. According to court pleadings filed by the government, Contreras had a long criminal history including prior convictions for crimes involving violence and drug trafficking.
Contreras, age 33, of Redwood City, was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 17, 2013, on a single count of violating 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(B).
The sentence was handed down by The Honorable Richard Seeborg, U.S. District Court Judge. Judge Seeborg also sentenced the defendant to a four-year period of supervised release. The defendant has been in custody since his arrest on November 25, 2012, and will begin serving the sentence on immediately.
The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the San Francisco Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations.