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Salt Lake City Man Sentenced to 57 Months Imprisonment for Shipping MDMA Pills to Grand Island, Nebraska

March 4, 2013

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that the Honorable John M. Gerrard, U.S. District Court Judge, sentenced James Sayavong to 57 months imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, and he was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment, following his conviction for conspiracy to distribute 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (also known as “MDMA” or “ecstasy”). 

Between February of 2007 and April of 2009, Sayavong, who lived in Salt Lake City, Utah, would mail MDMA pills to people who lived in Grand Island, Nebraska.  The people in Grand Island would then resell the MDMA pills and send payment back to Sayavong in Salt Lake City.  Sayavong was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Salt Lake City on March 23, 2012, and brought to Lincoln, Nebraska for prosecution.  Sayavong pled guilty on December 6, 2012. 

The FBI and the Central Nebraska Drug and Safe Streets Task Force were responsible for the investigation of this case.



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