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Traffic Stop Yields Cocaine Seizure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2, 2012

Horacio Hernandez-Saenz, 46, a Mexican citizen most recently residing in El Paso, Texas, was charged by Criminal Complaint on May 1, 2012, with Possession With the Intent to Distribute Five Kilograms or More of Cocaine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. If convicted, Hernandez-Saenz faces a minimum sentence of ten years to a maximum of life in prison, a fine of up to $10,000,000, and at least five years of supervised release.

According to the Criminal Complaint, Hernandez-Saenz was arrested by the Illinois State Police following a traffic stop on April 29, 2012. Hernandez-Saenz appeared in United States District Court on May 1, 2012, and was ordered detained pending a formal Detention Hearing.

All Defendants have the right to have charges considered by a grand jury, are presumed to be innocent of all charges, and are entitled to a fair trial at which the Government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Evidence in support of the Criminal Complaint was obtained in an investigation by the Illinois State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Randy G. Massey for prosecution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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