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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Methamphetamine And Cocaine Dealer Sentenced To 240 Months In Federal Prison

Spokane – Today, Michael C. Ormsby, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Gregorio Figueroa-Ochoa, age 45, of Outlook, Washington, was sentenced today after being convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine. United States District Court Judge Thomas O. Rice sentenced Figueroa-Ochoa to a 240 month term of imprisonment, to be followed by a five year term of court supervision following release from Federal prison.

Law enforcement agents executed search warrants at several residences affiliated with Figueroa-Ochoa on August 15, 2013. That day agents seized over 25 pounds of methamphetamine, over 10 pounds of heroin, and several firearms. Defendant pled guilty on June 11, 2014 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine.

Michael C. Ormsby said, “This case involved drug trafficking at the highest levels in the Eastern District of Washington, as reflected by the amount of drugs and firearms seized and by the sentence meted out by the judge. This case is yet another example of the cooperative investigative efforts among state and federal law enforcement law enforcement agencies in the Eastern District of Washington.”

This investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office. This case was prosecuted by Benjamin D. Seal, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.

Updated January 29, 2015