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Berks County Man Pleads Guilty To Role In Multi-County Drug Conspiracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2013

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced that a 24-year-old Reading man pleaded guilty Wednesday before Senior U.S. District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo to participating in a cocaine and methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy in 2011.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Isaac Villasenor admitted to conspiring with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute large quantities of cocaine and more than 500 grams of methamphetamine. The conspiracy spread across Berks, Dauphin, and Schuylkill Counties during 2011.

     Villasenor was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 8, 2011, as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration(DEA) and the Pennsylvania State Police.

     The plea agreement, if accepted by the court, calls for Villasenor to be sentenced to not less than seven years in prison and not more than eight years in prison. Judge Caputo scheduled sentencing for September 10, 2013.

     Two co-defendants in the case previously pleaded guilty to participating in the drug conspiracy. Jose Sandoval-Martinez, the leader of the drug operation, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Ivan Villasenor, Isaac’s brother, is scheduled to be sentenced later this month.

     The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa.

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