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Methamphetamine Trafficker Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of California

SAN FRANCISCO – Kiet Ly was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for possessing more than 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge John J. Martin.  The sentence follows a guilty plea entered September 21, 2016, in which Ly admitted he possessed with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Ly, 37, of San Francisco, was indicted on July 5, 2016, by a federal grand jury and charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A).  Ly pleaded guilty to the charge.

The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Charles R. Breyer, U.S. District Judge.  In addition to the prison term, Judge Breyer sentenced Ly to a 5-year period of supervised release.  The defendant is in federal custody and will begin serving his sentence immediately.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew F. Dawson is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Marina Ponomarchuk.  The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the DEA and the San Francisco Police Department. 

Updated March 8, 2017

Drug Trafficking