Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Federal Prison for Distributing Heroin
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Washington
Parker, Washington Man Sentenced in Federal Court
Spokane – William D. Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Jose Manuel R. Andrade, age 43, of Parker, Washington, was sentenced today after having pleaded guilty on June 13, 2019, to distributing heroin. Chief United States District Judge Thomas O. Rice, sentenced Andrade to a 24-month term of imprisonment, to be followed by a 2-year term of court supervision after he is released from federal prison.
According to information disclosed during court proceedings, in December 2012, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) agents observed Andrade distributing 133 grams of heroin to another individual in the parking lot of a truck stop off I-90 near Medical Lake, Washington. Andrade was subsequently indicted by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Washington, and an arrest warrant was issued. On March 25, 2019, Andrade was arrested in California by U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro Port of Entry when he sought admission to the United States from Tijuana, Mexico.
United States Attorney Hyslop said, “The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington is committed to prosecuting aggressively and seeking just punishment for individuals who distribute drugs in our communities. I commend the DEA, U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection officers, for their commitment to this successful prosecution.”
This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was prosecuted by George J.C. Jacobs, III, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.
Updated October 4, 2019
Press Release Number: 2:13-CR-00185-TOR-3