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California Man Receives 10-Year Federal Sentence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. – Victor Rivera-Cruz, 39, of Orange County, California, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Ann Aiken to a 10-year prison term for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.  Following his release from prison, Rivera-Cruz will be on supervised release for five years.

In April 2012, the Oregon State Police conducted a traffic stop of defendant’s vehicle near Glenwood, Oregon.  A search of the vehicle revealed nearly four pounds of methamphetamine.  Rivera-Cruz’ criminal history includes convictions in 2001 and 2002 for possession of controlled substances, and convictions in 2005 for possession for sale of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana, felon in possession of a firearm, and child abuse.

This case was investigated by the Eugene Resident Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Oregon State Police.  Assistant United States Attorney Jeffrey Sweet prosecuted the case.

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