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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Yakima Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

Spokane – Michael C. Ormsby, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that that Gregory Lavern Wilson, age 46, of Yakima, Washington, was sentenced today after having previously plead guilty to the charge of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. United States District Judge Stanley A. Bastian sentenced Wilson to a 10-year term of imprisonment, to be followed by a 5-year term of court supervision upon release from Federal prison

According to information disclosed during the court proceedings, from April through May 2015, the Yakima DEA Task Force conducted several undercover purchases of methamphetamine from Wilson. During the execution of multiple search warrants on May 27, 2015, officers recovered additional methamphetamine, drug packaging, and a digital scale at Wilson’s residence. Wilson subsequently acknowledged that he distributed methamphetamine. He has at least eight prior felony drug offense convictions, as well as numerous other convictions.

Michael C. Ormsby said, “I commend the officers of the Yakima DEA Drug Task Force, the Yakima Police Department, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for their efforts in investigating this drug trafficking case. Their strong working partnership is reflected by the successful prosecution of this case. Federal and local law enforcement officers in the Eastern District of Washington continue to work together to root out the scourge of drug trafficking in this District. With their assistance, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington is committed to prosecuting aggressively and seeking appropriate punishment for traffickers distributing controlled substances in our communities.”

This case was investigated by the cooperative efforts of the Yakima DEA Drug Task Force, the Yakima Police Department, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by Ian L. Garriques, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.

Press Release Number: 
1:15-CR-2065-SAB
Updated June 9, 2016