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Fresno Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking

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

FRESNO, Calif. — Jose Nicolas Olivas Zazueta, 35, of Fresno, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill to five years in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, on August 2, 2014, Zazueta and co-defendant Jorge Hernandez, 35, of Fresno, brought six pounds of methamphetamine to a parking lot on east Kings Canyon Road, in Fresno, where they were arrested and the methamphetamine was seized. Hernandez was sentenced to five years by Judge O’Neill on January 19, 2016.

This case was the product of an investigation by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Michael S. Frye is prosecuting the case.

Updated January 25, 2016

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 1:14-cr-167 LJO