Alberto Quiroz-mendez Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
Bill Mercer, United States Attorney for the District of Montana, announced today that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on February 2, 2009, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, ALBERTO QUIROZ-MENDEZ, a 28-year-old resident of Pasco, Washington, appeared for sentencing. QUIROZ-MENDEZ was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 165 months
- Special Assessment: $300
- Supervised Release: 5 years
QUIROZ-MENDEZ was sentenced after having been found guilty during a 2-day trial of conspiracy to possess and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that QUIROZ-MENDEZ will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, QUIROZ-MENDEZ does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph E. Thaggard prosecuted the case for the United States.
The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Central Montana Drug Task Force and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.