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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 18, 2014

Drug Courier Found In Fresno County With Over 8 Pounds Of Heroin Sentenced

FRESNO, Calif. —Ana Lilia Angulo, aka Ana Lilia Ochoa Angulo, 30, of San Jose, was sentenced today to three years and five months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiring to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 8.8 pounds of heroin, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, Fresno County sheriff detectives stopped Angulo for a traffic violation while she was driving a vehicle northbound on Interstate 5. During the stop, the detectives found several packages of heroin weighing 8.8 pounds behind the arm rest panel of the rear passenger seat near where Angulo’s infant child was sitting in a car seat. The heroin had a wholesale value of approximately $88,000 to $96,000. Angulo admitted that she was paid $2,500 per trip to transport the drug and that she was on her third trip.

This case was the product of an investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Karen Escobar prosecuted the case.

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Docket #: 1:13-cr-195 LJO
Updated April 8, 2015