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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 8, 2018

Philadelphia Heroin Dealer with Connections to Mexican Drug Ring Sentenced to 57 Months’ Imprisonment

PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Marcos Callejas-Nava, a citizen of Mexico and convicted heroin dealer, was sentenced this week to 57 months’ imprisonment.

Callejas-Nava had pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute two kilograms of heroin and one count of possession with intent to distribute two kilograms of heroin. He is also facing deportation proceedings upon completion of his federal sentence. At the sentencing hearing, Judge Joel H. Slomsky noted his concern about the seriousness of the offense and the dangerousness of heroin in the community.

“The defendant was an active and eager participant in a cross-border conspiracy to import and distribute heroin in a region that has been ravaged by the deadly effects of heroin addiction and overdose. We are in the midst of an epidemic and we have to stop those who are bringing this poison into our communities,” U.S. Attorney McSwain stated.

The case arose out of an investigation by Montgomery County Detective Bureau (MCDB) Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office Local Drug Task Force into a Mexican drug trafficking organization distributing kilogram quantities of heroin in the Philadelphia area. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Jordan.

Updated June 8, 2018