Ervin Salgado Osorio Found Guilty in U.S. Federal Court
The United States Attorney's Office announced that on May 22, 2013, in Helena, after a federal district court trial before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, ERVIN SALGADO OSORIO, a 32-year-old resident of Toppenish, Washington, was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine. Sentencing is set for September 11, 2013. He is currently detained.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Paulette L. Stewart prosecuted the case for the United States.
OSORIO faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 5 years and could be sentenced to 40 years, a $2,000,000 fine, and 4 years supervised release on each charge.
The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Missouri River Drug Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation, the Helena Police Department, the Lewis & Clark Sheriff's Office, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.