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"Kennewick Man Sentenced For Distribution Of Methamphetamine"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2014

Spokane – Michael C. Ormsby, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Alfredo Ozuna Ahumada, a resident of Kennewick, Washington, was sentenced to 100 months in prison following his plea of guilty to one count of Distribution of Methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. section 841(a)(1). Senior U.S. District Judge Edward F. Shea sentenced Ahumada in Richland, Washington.

The indictment alleged that, on May 14 of 2013, the Defendant distributed over 5 grams of pure methamphetamine. According to information disclosed during the court proceedings, the case began with in investigation by the Tri-City Metro Drug Task Force, which conducted a series of controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Ahumada. On May 14, 2013, Ahumada delivered 13.6 grams of pure methamphetamine. He delivered similar quantities of methamphetamine on three other occasions.

Michael C. Ormsby said, "This prosecution was made possible by the hard work of members of the Tri-City Metro Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The citizens of the Tri-Cities are fortunate not only to have the support of their local law enforcement agencies for the continued operation of the Task Force, but also for those agencies' support of the cross-designation the Task Force detectives to work within the Drug Enforcement Administration. Having state officers that are also commissioned to enforce Federal narcotics laws enhances the prosecution of methamphetamine dealers. It makes the Tri-Cities a safer place."

Administration, and the prosecution was coordinated by Task Force Officer Kevin Barton and Special Agent Mark Minor of the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was prosecuted by Alexander C. Ekstrom, an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.

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