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Sacramento Man Sentenced to More Than 7 Years in Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Adilson Jose Montiero, 42, of Sacramento, was sentenced today to seven years and 10 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, on Nov. 19, 2020, agents executed a federal search warrant at Montiero’s residence in Sacramento and found a total of more than 1.5 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, about half a pound of counterfeit Ecstasy pills containing methamphetamine, and smaller amounts of cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, and counterfeit M-30 pills containing fentanyl. Agents also found four handguns, three of which were Glock-style handguns with no serial number known as “ghost” guns.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. 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 October 3, 2022

Drug Trafficking