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Press Release

Methamphetamine Dealers Sentenced to Prison

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

EUGENE, Ore. – On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken sentenced Julio Cabrera-Cardoza, 34, to 60 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Following his release from prison, Cabrera-Cardoza will be on supervised release for four years. On December 11, 2015, Judge Aiken sentenced Cabrera-Cardoza’s co-defendant, Haven Penselin, 55, to 60 months in prison and five years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and felon in possession of a firearm.

On May 23, 2013, an undercover officer arranged to purchase a pound of methamphetamine from Penselin. Penselin and Cabrera-Cardoza arrived at the agreed upon location and were contacted and searched. Cabrera-Cardoza had a pistol and two pounds of methamphetamine, one on his person and one in his vehicle. Penselin had a pistol, a scale, and packaging material in his vehicle. Cabrera-Cardoza, a repeat offender, was convicted in 2007 for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

The investigation of this case was a collaborative effort between the DEA, Springfield Police Department, and Linn County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Sweet.

Updated October 4, 2016

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