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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tucson AZ Man Sentenced To 87 Months For Methamphetamine And Marijuana Distribution

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that ISMAEL COBIAN MENDOZA, age 42, of Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced to 87 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and Marijuana.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The defendant was indicted in November, 2014 and pled guilty in January, 2015.

The Indictment alleged that on or about November 3, 2014, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute five hundred (500) grams or more of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance and less than fifty (50) kilograms of marijuana, a Schedule I controlled substance.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing.  The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal prison at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

Updated May 20, 2015