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

Friday, July 13, 2018

Leader of Large-Scale Drug Distribution and Money Laundering Conspiracy Sentenced to Over 10 Years in Prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Dustin Wilson, 41, of Clear Lake, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. to 10 years and 10 months in prison for distribution of cocaine and money laundering, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents, Wilson conspired with co-defendants Michele Troung and Brandon Roberts to distribute marijuana and cocaine from Sacramento to the Southeastern United States. These defendants also conspired to conceal the proceeds of their drug trafficking through various monetary transactions, including, at Wilson’s direction, using associates to send drug proceeds through MoneyGram or depositing it into Troung’s bank account.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the IRS Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd A. Pickles prosecuted the case.

Troung was sentenced to six years and six months in prison, and Roberts was sentenced to three years and one month in prison.

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 
2:12-cr-049 GEB
Updated July 13, 2018