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Mexican National Sentenced To 60 Months For Cocaine Distribution

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 Alexis Fernando Lopez, age 23, was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment and 4 years of supervised release for Possession With Intent To Distribute Cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(B) and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2. The charges arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

The Indictment alleged that on November 28, 2018, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “There are many different roles within a drug trafficking organization, including manufacturing, wholesale distributing, transporting, and street level distribution. Regardless of the role, the people who are involved in the distribution network are responsible for the tragedies that communities across this country have experienced as a result of drugs. I commend the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the DEA for their work in this case and their commitment to identifying and investigating those who profit from addiction.”
                                
The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Jarrod Leaman represented the United States.

Updated December 20, 2019

Topic
Drug Trafficking