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Southern California Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 17 Years in Federal Prison

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

PORTLAND, Ore. – Francisco Nuno-Urenda, 41, of Los Angeles, California, was sentenced today to 17 years in federal prison for his role in a drug trafficking scheme that brought distribution quantities of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, and heroin into Oregon. Nuno-Urenda was also ordered to pay $75,000 and will be on supervised release for five years at the conclusion of his prison sentenced.

According to court documents, Nuno-Urenda was a drug trafficker based in California who sourced drugs from Mexico and shipped them throughout the U.S. He supplied numerous drug trafficking organizations including a network that operated in the Portland metropolitan area. Nuno-Urenda was indicted along with 15 other codefendants, most of whom were lower level conspirators. Investigators determined that Nuno-Urenda maintained contact with approximately 15 suppliers in Mexico who were connected to two or three different Mexican drug cartels.

Nuno-Urenda previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine on Thursday, February 15, 2018.

This case was investigated by the FBI and was prosecuted by Kemp L. Strickland, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.

Updated May 29, 2018

Drug Trafficking