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Reading Man Sentenced To Seven Years For Role In Berks-Schuylkill County Drug Ring

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2013

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced that a 24-year-old Reading man was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo to serve seven years in prison for participating in a drug trafficking conspiracy.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Isaac Villasenor previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine and more than 500 grams of methamphetamine. The drug conspiracy operated in the Schuylkill and Berks County area between August and November of 2011.

     Villasenor was indicted by a federal grand jury in November 2011, as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

     Two co-defendants, Jose Sandoval-Martinez and Ivan Villasenor, previously pleaded guilty to participating in the conspiracy. Sandoval-Martinez was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Ivan Villasenor was sentenced to six years in prison.

     Judge Caputo also ordered that Isaac Villasenor be placed on five years of supervised release after serving his prison sentence.

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


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