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Man and woman sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for fentanyl distribution

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

A man and woman who conspired together to distribute fentanyl were sentenced this week in federal court, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.

U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel sentenced Jennifer Canales, 31, and Ali Bashir Milad, 33, both of Tulsa, to 120 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release. The codefendants previously pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy.

On Jan. 28, 2021, Tulsa police officers executed a search warrant on Caneles’ residence. Officers located just over 600 grams of fentanyl, a pill press, a blender used to mix the drug, cutting agents, and scales used to weigh the product. They also found two firearms and ammunition. Canales told officers the residence was hers and that she knew that Milad, who lived there, sold drugs. Milad was later arrested.

On April 15, 2021, a second search warrant was conducted at the residence. Officers found Canales hiding inside the home. In total, officers located approximately 1,280 grams of Fentanyl contained in multiple bags inside the residence, nearly $23,000 in cash, and a ledger that Canales used in the drug trafficking operation.

The Drug Enforcement Administration and Tulsa Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel-lyn A. McCormick prosecuted the case.


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Updated August 26, 2022

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