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Mexican National Sentenced to over 12 Years in Prison for Distributing Methamphetamine

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Martin Gasca-Rojas, 49, of Mexico, was sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison, for distributing methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents, between October 2016 and May 2017, Gasca-Rojas distributed nearly 4 pounds of methamphetamine on three occasions. In October 2016, Gasca‑Rojas sold 1 pound of methamphetamine for $3,300. In November 2016, he arranged a sale of 2 pounds of methamphetamine for $6,500, and had two other individuals deliver the methamphetamine. Finally, in May 2017, he sold 1 pound of methamphetamine for $3,600.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Assistant U.S. Attorney Audrey B. Hemesath prosecuted the case.

Updated October 23, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 2:17-cr-077 JAM