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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Methamphetamine Trafficker Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

SAN JOSE – Alondra Nayali Torres-Sanchez was sentenced today to 10 years in prison, for distribution of methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Melinda Haag and Drug Enforcement Administration Acting Special Agent in Charge Bruce Balzano.

Torres-Sanchez, 28, a citizen of Mexico living in Canada at the time of the offense, previously pleaded guilty on December 2, 2014, to one count of distribution and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a).

According to government filings, Torres-Sanchez arranged for the distribution of 65.9 grams of 99% pure methamphetamine in San Jose, Calif., on May 31, 2012.  Thereafter, again from Canada, she arranged the distribution of 1.929 kilograms of 99% pure methamphetamine in San Jose, Calif., on August 9, 2012.  Torres-Sanchez was charged in an information on December 2, 2014, for distribution and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine—the charge to which she pleaded guilty.

The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Lucy H. Koh, U.S. District Judge. Judge Koh also sentenced Torres-Sanchez to a 5 year period of supervised release.  The defendant has been in federal custody since October 30, 2013.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Richard Cheng and Chinhayi Cadet are prosecuting the case.  The prosecution is the product of an extensive investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), a focused multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force investigating and prosecuting the most significant drug trafficking organizations throughout the United States by leveraging the combined expertise of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

Updated May 27, 2015