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Former Sacramento Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Methamphetamine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —  Julio Adrian Jimenez-Sevilla, 35, formerly of Sacramento, presently residing in Oregon, pleaded guilty today to distributing at least 50 grams of actual methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, on Oct. 26, 2016, and December 1, 2016, Sevilla distributed methamphetamine to a buyer. In the October deal, Sevilla sold a buyer approximately 226 grams of 85% pure methamphetamine, and in the December deal, Sevilla sold a buyer approximately 226 grams of 97% pure methamphetamine. On Jan. 23, 2017, Sevilla illegally sold a buyer an AR-15 rifle.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the FBI’s Safe Streets Gang Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron D. Pennekamp is prosecuting the case.

Sevilla is scheduled to be sentenced on July 11, 2023, by U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez. Sevilla faces a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at

Updated February 28, 2023

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking