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Press Release

Mexican National Sentenced to 15 Years for Methamphetamine Trafficking

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

RALEIGH, N.C. – A Mexican national was sentenced today to 180 months in prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

According to court documents and information presented in court, Agustin Nunez-Leonardo, 22, told undercover officers that he had a source that could supply kilograms of methamphetamine per delivery to Wake County, North Carolina. Nunez-Leonardo, a Mexican national, had previously been deported. During the course of the investigation, he agreed to sell undercover officers 5 kilograms of methamphetamine. He ultimately sold 4,940 grams of methamphetamine to undercover officers. Laboratory testing revealed the seized methamphetamine was 100% pure.

G. Norman Acker, III, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle. The Drug Enforcement Administration and Wake County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Crosby  prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on our website. Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 5:19-CR-185-BO.

Updated June 29, 2021

Drug Trafficking