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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 1, 2019

Denver Drug Dealer Sentenced To Federal Prison For Distribution Of Methamphetamine And Heroin

Defendant Troy Andrew Lujan Was A Member Of The East Side Oldies

DENVER – U.S. Attorney Jason R. Dunn announced that Troy Andrew Lujan, age 37, of Lakewood, Colorado, was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Philip A. Brimmer to serve 105 months (nearly 9 years) in federal prison for distribution of methamphetamine and heroin.  He will then serve five years on supervised release.  Lujan appeared at the sentencing hearing in custody, and was remanded at the hearing’s conclusion.  Denver FBI Special Agent in Charge Dean Phillips joined in the announcement.

Lujan was convicted following a jury trial on May 14, 2019.  According to court records and evidence presented at trial, on October 24, 2017, a confidential informant met Lujan at his apartment in Lakewood to complete a planned drug transaction.  The deal was audio and video recorded.  Lujan sold the confidential informant a half an ounce of methamphetamine and a half an ounce of heroin for $950.  In addition to that recorded transaction, evidence at trial also revealed Lujan was selling approximately an ounce a day of both methamphetamine and heroin out of his apartment and that he had approximately 20 regular customers.  Lujan is a documented member of the East Side Oldies criminal street gang.

Defendant Lujan was indicted by a grand jury on November 15, 2018, and ordered detained pending trial on December 12, 2018.  

“The defendant is a five-time felon who was peddling methamphetamine and heroin on the streets of Denver,” said U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn.   “Spending nearly 9 years in federal prison will give him a long time to contemplate whether he should choose a different path.”

"The FBI is committed to aggressively pursuing those who promote the sale of heroin and methamphetamine to our neighborhoods and children,” said FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Dean Phillips. “Today’s sentencing of Troy Andrew Lujan should deter others who distribute illegal narcotics for personal gain."

This matter was investigated by the FBI’s OCDETF Strike Force.  The defendant was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Peter McNeilly and Rajiv Mohan

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Contact: 
Jeff Dorschner Spokesman, Public Affairs Officer U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado 303-454-0243 direct; 303-454-0400 fax
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CASE NUMBER: 18-cr-00533
Updated November 1, 2019