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Eastern District of California

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Stockton Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Trafficking Cocaine Base

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — David Alhaqq, 56, of Stockton, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. to five years in prison for distributing cocaine base, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.  
Alhaqq pleaded guilty on January 3. According to court documents, in November 2016, a confidential source purchased six ounces of cocaine base from Alhaqq during a controlled buy in Lodi. Just before the buy, Alhaqq met with an unidentified third-party at a parking lot and retrieved a white box. Afterwards, Alhaqq met with the confidential source and gave him the white box, in exchange for $6,000. The box contained approximately six ounces of cocaine base (i.e., crack cocaine). 
This case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Stockton Safe Streets Task Force, and the Stockton Police Department, with special assistance from the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Quinn Hochhalter prosecuted the case.

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 
2:17-cr-236 MCE
Updated April 29, 2021