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Mexico Man Sentenced to 240 Months in Federal Prison on Methamphetamine Conviction

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

DALLAS, Texas — Alvaro Valencia-Sanchez, 29, from Apatzingan, Michoacan, Mexico, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle to 240 months in federal prison following his guilty plea in July 2015 to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Valencia-Sanchez’s co-defendant in the case, Francisco Landa-Bravo, 41, also from Apatzingan, Michoacan, Mexico, pleaded guilty in August 2015 to the same offense. He was sentenced to 121 months in federal prison.

According to documents filed in the case, on May 26, 2015, law enforcement officers conducted a controlled buy and purchased five kilograms of methamphetamine from the codefendant Francisco Landa-Bravo. The agents then searched the home belonging to Alvaro Valencia-Sanchez after it was identified as a “stash house” and found another 35 kilograms of methamphetamine, a clandestine laboratory, two firearms, and $68,441.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, Allen Police Department, Garland Police Department, and Rockwall Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanna Etessam prosecuted the case.

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Updated January 15, 2016

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