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

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Houston Pair Charged With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine

Norma Ibarra-Gonzalez, age 48, of Houston, Texas, and Marta Ibarra-Castillo, age 36, of Houston, Texas, were charged today by Indictment with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine on July 2, 2017. The case involves the seizure of approximately 13 pounds of methamphetamine announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen.

If convicted the defendants face a mandatory minimum sentence of at least 10 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison, a special assessment of $100, at least 5 years of supervised release and a potential fine.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Philadelphia Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jonathan B. Ortiz.

An Indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


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