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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 22, 2021

Las Vegas Woman Sentenced For Distribution Of Methamphetamine

LAS VEGAS – On Friday, a Las Vegas woman was sentenced to 84 months in prison — to be followed by four years of supervised release — for distributing methamphetamine on multiple occasions.

According to court documents, from January 30, 2020 to March 26, 2020, Alexis Catalan (41) sold a total of 391.9 grams of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. Additionally, she possessed 271.8 grams of methamphetamine.

Catalan pleaded guilty in August 2021 to one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan presided over the sentencing hearing.

Co-defendants Justin Wright (36) and Daniel Leath (29) each pleaded guilty to one count of felon in possession of a firearm. In September 2021, Wright was sentenced to 24 months in prison. In November 2021, Leath was sentenced to 30 months in prison.

Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Francisco Burrola for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) made the announcement.

This case was investigated by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and HSI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Dan Cowhig prosecuted the case.

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Updated November 22, 2021