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

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Major Drug Courier Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Juan Guzman, 43, of El Paso, Texas, was sentenced today to 240 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and more than 100 kilograms of marijuana. The defendant was also sentenced to 120 months of supervised release following his term of imprisonment.

Guzman was found guilty on April 14, 2016. According to court documents and information presented at trial, Guzman was responsible for using tractor-trailers to transport multi-kilo loads of cocaine and marijuana from Texas and New Mexico to locations along the East Coast, including Georgia, Rhode Island and Virginia.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Karl C. Colder, Special Agent in Charge for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Washington Field Division, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric M. Hurt and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Hoff of the Organized Crime and Gang Section of the Department of Justice prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 4:15-cr-34.

Drug Trafficking
Updated November 14, 2016