San Jose Woman Pleads Guilty To Heroin Conspiracy
FRESNO, Calif. — Ana Lilia Angulo, 30, of San Jose, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute nine pounds of heroin, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
According to court documents, on April 23, 2013, Angulo was stopped for a traffic violation while driving a vehicle northbound on I5 near Highway 198 by Fresno County Sheriff detectives. During the stop, detectives became suspicious that Angulo was involved in transporting drugs and found several packages of heroin weighing nine pounds behind the arm rest panel of the rear passenger seat near where Angulo’s infant child was sitting in a car seat.
This case was the product of an investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Karen Escobar is prosecuting the case.
Angulo is scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill on August 18, 2014. Angulo faces a statutory penalty of 10 years to life in prison and a $10 million fine. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.