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California Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine

June 5, 2014

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Elk Grove, Calif., has been sentenced in federal court to 10 years imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, on his conviction of violating the federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Joseph Rojas, 28.

According to information presented to the court, Rojas conspired to distribute in excess of 50 grams of methamphetamine. Rojas acknowledged that he was responsible for distributing one pound of “ice,” a pure form of methamphetamine. The “ice” seized in this case was over 90% pure.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Rojas.

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