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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Two Boulder Colorado Individuals Sentenced To 80, 46 Months For Methamphetamine Distribution

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Jorge Barron, age 21, and Ana Duenas, age 19, both of Boulder, Colorado, were sentenced for Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A) and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2. Barron was sentenced to 80 months’ imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release, and Duenas 46 months’ imprisonment and 3 years’ supervised release.  

The investigation was initiated when the Henryetta Police Department stopped a car for a traffic violation. During the stop, officers discovered a large quantity of methamphetamine inside the car. Members of the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), and DEA Task Force agencies Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office and Broken Arrow Police Department assisted with additional investigation, which ultimately lead to Barron and Duenas being indicted.
                
The Indictment alleged that on or about April 24, 2018, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendants knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. 

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “The large quantity of methamphetamine that was intercepted was prevented from entering into local communities. That is a victory for us all. The defendants in this case were part of the supply chain for a drug trafficking organization. This investigation and prosecution resulted in punishment to the defendants for their roles in the distribution network, and also disrupted the organization’s business operations.”

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 Rob Wallace represented the United States. The defendant will remain in custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the non-paroleable sentence will be served.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated April 2, 2019