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Lodi Man Sentenced to over 12 Years in Prison for Fentanyl Pill and Methamphetamine Trafficking

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Vincent Jose Vasquez, 29, of Lodi, was sentenced today to 12 years and six months in prison for fentanyl and methamphetamine trafficking, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, in October 2020, law enforcement officers seized approximately a kilogram of heroin that Vasquez was transporting. On May 5, 2021, more than 10,000 counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl, more than 900 grams of cocaine, almost 1 pound of methamphetamine, three firearms, and $21,623 in cash were seized following the execution of a search warrant at Vasquez’s residence in Lodi.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration with assistance by the U.S. Marshals Service, the California Highway Patrol, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department, and the Lodi Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney David W. Spencer prosecuted the case.

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 May 30, 2023

Drug Trafficking