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

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Lodi Woman Sentenced to 7½ Years in Prison for Distributing Methamphetamine

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Peggy Babb, 55, of Lodi, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Troy L. Nunley to seven years and eight months in prison for distribution of methamphetamine and violating the terms of her supervised release, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, on November 6, 2014, Babb sold approximately 118 grams of crystal methamphetamine to an individual working with law enforcement. She was arrested soon thereafter. At the time of her arrest, Babb was serving a term of supervised release following a nearly 10-year prison term for a federal drug trafficking felony she committed in 2003.

Judge Nunley sentenced Babb to 65 months in prison for methamphetamine distribution and 27 months in prison for violating the terms of her supervised release, which prohibited Babb from engaging in illegal conduct while under Court supervision. Babb has been in custody since her arrest.

This case was the product of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Lodi Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Christiaan Highsmith prosecuted the case.

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 
2:14-cr-327 TLN
Updated May 7, 2015