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Man Unlawfully in the United States Sentenced to Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on July 28, 2023, Senior United States District Judge William C. Griesbach sentenced Moises Perez-Ochoa (Age: 40) to a total sentence of ten years’ imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release.

According to court documents, Perez-Ochoa distributed more than five pounds of methamphetamine in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, from December 2022 through February 2023. After Perez-Ochoa was arrested, agents with the Manitowoc Metro Drug Unit learned that Perez-Ochoa also distributed approximately four pounds of methamphetamine in Pierce County, Wisconsin, from October 2022 through November 2022. As a result, Perez-Ochoa was charged and convicted of distribution of 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Agents determined that at the time of his offense, Perez-Ochoa was not legally present in the United States, and that he had been removed from the country in 2006, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Perez-Ochoa’s criminal record includes two separate convictions for Re-Entry of a Removed Alien and a prior conviction for drug distribution.

The Manitowoc Metro Drug Unit investigated the case, which Assistant United States Attorney Alexander E. Duros prosecuted in United States District Court.

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Updated July 28, 2023