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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Carson City Man Sentenced To Eight Years For Distribution Of Methamphetamine

RENO, Nev. – A Carson City, Nev., man was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison for distributing methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden for the District of Nevada.


Saul Cisneros, 33, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert C. Jones, who also ordered Cisneros to 24 months consecutive on his supervised release violation. Cisneros pleaded guilty on Sept. 26, 2016, to conspiracy to distribute at least five grams of actual methamphetamine. He was indicted in a superseding indictment on June 10, 2015. Co-defendant Lisa Rose Jones, 37, of Carson City, pleaded guilty on March 29, 2016, and was sentenced to 18 months in prison.


According to court documents, in April 2015, a DEA confidential source called Cisneros to order an ounce of methamphetamine. They met at an apartment complex in Carson City where Cisneros and Jones directed the confidential source to an apartment. While in the apartment, Cisneros told the confidential source that he only had a half ounce of methamphetamine, and that the other half was on its way, and that the confidential source would need to return to the apartment for it. Jones placed a plastic bag of methamphetamine on the bed and the confidential source put $300 on the bed, which Cisneros took. The bag contained 13.3 grams of actual methamphetamine.


Seven other defendants were charged in federal district court arising out of this coordinated law enforcement investigation into methamphetamine distribution in the Lyon County and Carson City areas of Nevada. Michael Perez, 38, of Dayton, Nev., and Sergio David Perez, 33, of Carson City, Nev., were charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Michael Perez was sentenced to 168 months on Aug. 8, 2016, and Sergio David Perez was sentenced to 97 months on Aug. 22, 2016 by U.S. District Judge Robert C. Jones. Juan Alvarez, 40, of Carson City, Nev., and Yuritsi Marquez, 35, of Carson City, Nev., pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of methamphetamine on November 16, 2016, and is awaiting sentencing. Marquez was sentenced to 366 days in prison on January 31, 2017. Angelo Tello, 31, of Carson City, Nev., and Lorena Tello, 25, Dayton, Nev., the paramours of Michael and Sergio David Perez, pleaded guilty to money laundering relating to the distribution of methamphetamine. Julio Contreras, 26, of Long Beach, CA, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering. Lorena Tello was sentenced to 366 days’ imprisonment. Angelo Tello and Julio Contreras are awaiting sentencing.


This case was a joint investigation by the DEA, Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, Tri-County Narcotics Enforcement Task Force, and the Tri-County Gang Unit; and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Keller.



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Updated February 1, 2017