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Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 84 Months in Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Washington
Soap Lake, Washington Man Sentenced in Federal Court

Spokane – William D. Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Daniel Alfredo Coreas, Jr., age 28, of Soap Lake, Washington, was sentenced today after having pleaded guilty on July 2, 2019, to possession with the intent to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine. Chief United States District Judge Thomas O. Rice sentenced Coreas to an 84-month term of imprisonment, to be followed by a 4-year term of court supervision after he is released from federal prison.

According to information disclosed during court proceedings, on June 12, 2018, while executing a warrant to search Coreas’s residence, the Grant County Interagency Narcotic Enforcement Team (INET) seized over 18 grams of methamphetamine and multiple rounds of ammunition.

United States Attorney Hyslop said, “This prosecution was made possible by the diligent work of agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) and the Grant County INET. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington is committed to prosecuting aggressively and seeking appropriate punishment for drug traffickers.”

This case was prosecuted under the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program. PSN is a federal, state, and local law enforcement collaboration to identify, investigate, and prosecute individuals responsible for violent crimes in our neighborhoods. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is partnering with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement to specifically identify the criminals responsible for violent crime in the Eastern District of Washington and pursue criminal prosecution.

This case was investigated by the Spokane Resident Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Grant County Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team. This case was prosecuted by Patrick J. Cashman, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.

Updated October 4, 2019

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Press Release Number: 2:18-CR-00211-TOR-1