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Eastern District of California

Thursday, November 10, 2016

San Joaquin County Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Alejandro Munoz Galvan, 39, of Lathrop, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Troy L. Nunley to 14 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, between 2009 and March 2, 2012, Munoz Galvan was the leader of a group of individuals who distributed quarter-pound, half-pound and pound quantities of crystal methamphetamine in Solano County and elsewhere. Munoz Galvan received methamphetamine orders from smaller-scale drug traffickers and, to avoid personally possessing the drugs, employed multiple runners to deliver the drugs and stash house sitters to store the drugs. He hired lawyers for his runners and stash house sitters when they were arrested, so long as they refused to cooperate with law enforcement.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Violent Gang Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, the police departments of Vacaville, Fairfield, Vallejo, Suisun City, Dixon, San Jose, and Manteca; the sheriff’s offices of Solano County and Nevada County, and the Solano County District Attorney’s Office of Investigations. Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Bender prosecuted the case.

Co-defendants Alejandro Pantoja and Jose Miguel Cruz-Solario were each sentenced to seven years and three months in prison in 2015.

This case was the result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation. The OCDETF Program was established in 1982 to conduct comprehensive, multilevel attacks on major drug trafficking and money laundering organizations. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt, and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking and money laundering organizations and those primarily responsible for the nation’s drug supply.

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 
2:12-cr-115 TLN
Updated November 10, 2016