California Resident Sentenced For Federal Drug Crimes
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Nestor Vanegas Rosales, age 36, of Los Angeles, California, was sentenced to 168 months in prison for one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and 168 months in prison for one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine. The sentences will run concurrently.
The charges arose from investigations by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
On June 22, 2022, Rosales pleaded guilty to one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine. According to investigators, on May 6, 2022, Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 40 discovered Rosales in possession of nearly 4 kilograms of pure methamphetamine and over 4 kilograms of cocaine.
The Honorable John C. Coughenour, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Washington, sitting by assignment in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the hearings in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Rosales will remain in custody of the U.S. Marshal pending transportation to a designated United States Bureau of Prisons facility to serve a non-paroleable sentence of incarceration.
Assistant United States Attorney Ryan Bondura represented the United States.
Updated November 9, 2023