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Convicted Methamphetamine Trafficker Sentenced To 46 Months In Federal Prison For Illegal Re-Entry

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Ocala, Florida – Senior U.S. District Judge John Antoon II today sentenced Jorge Cesar Ferretiz-Hernandez (42, San Luis) to 46 months in federal prison for illegal reentry by a previously-deported alien. Ferretiz-Hernandez had pleaded guilty on May 25, 2022.

According to court documents, Ferretiz-Hernandez is a citizen of Mexico and not a citizen of the United States. He was previously deported to Mexico in 2011 and 2018. Prior to his first deportation, he was convicted in federal court of conspiring to distribute approximately eight pounds of methamphetamine. In 2017, he was convicted of providing false information to a law enforcement officer to conceal his immigration status.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William S. Hamilton.

Updated August 25, 2022

Drug Trafficking