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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Stockton Man Sentenced to over 17 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking and Firearm Offenses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Cedric Sewell, 52, of Stockton, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Troy L. Nunley to 17 years and seven months in prison for possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, and being a felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, on March 5, 2014, law enforcement officers conducted a probation search of Sewell’s residence and found a .38‑caliber revolver that was fully loaded with live rounds. The kitchen had been converted to a heroin manufacturing operation, and agents found five kilograms of heroin and 500 grams of cocaine. Also in the kitchen were strainers, digital scales, cutting agents, hundreds of baggies, a money counter, and other items used in drug manufacturing and distribution. An AR-15 assault rifle, several other firearms, a cache of ammunition, and approximately $67,000 was also found.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the Alameda County Narcotics Taskforce, the San Bernardino Probation Department, and the San Joaquin District Attorney’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Olusere Olowoyeye prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Press Release Number: 
2:14-cr-270 TLN
Updated May 28, 2015