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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Sentencing in Heroin and Methamphetamine Seizure

EUGENE, Ore. – Miguel Angel Reyna-Ramos, 38, was sentenced to serve 72 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams, or more, of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine.

The defendant was stopped by police in May 2015 while driving on Interstate 5 near Medford, Oregon.  The defendant did not have a driver’s license and also admitted the car he was driving was not registered to him.   After the defendant declined consent to search, a narcotics detection dog was deployed.   The dog alerted to 2 kilograms of heroin and 8 kilograms of methamphetamine in the car’s luggage compartment.       

In handing down the sentence, U. S. District Judge Michael McShane considered the defendant’s background, including his lack of prior arrests, and the nature and circumstances of the crime, including the quantity of methamphetamine and heroin.   Judge McShane noted that, as an illegal alien, the defendant would most likely be deported after serving his prison sentence.

This case was investigated by the Oregon State Police and the DEA.  Assistant U.S. Attorney William “Bud” Fitzgerald prosecuted the case.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated June 2, 2016