Troutdale Drug Dealer Sentenced to 96 Months' Imprisonment
PORTLAND, Ore. –Ulicis Acevedo-Yanez, 38, of Troutdale, Oregon, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Michael W. Mosman to 96 months in prison following his federal conviction for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. When the defendant is released from prison, he will serve four years of supervised release.
Between September 2012 and April 2013, agents with the Metro Gang Task Force (MGTF) identified the defendant as a methamphetamine and heroin dealer operating within the greater Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. On April 26, 2013, agents arrested the defendant and executed a series of federal search warrants on his residence on S.W. 12th Street, in Troutdale, Oregon, as well as a “drug stash” location he maintained on S.E. Harold Street, in Portland, Oregon. Agents also received consent to search another “drug stash” location the defendant was using on S.E. Hinkley Street, in Happy Valley, Oregon.
In total, the agents seized over one kilogram of methamphetamine, approximately 765 grams of heroin and 10 firearms. During a post-arrest interview the defendant admitted that when he was arrested he was on his way to deliver approximately eight ounces of methamphetamine to a customer. When asked for details of his drug dealing the defendant stated that he usually pays $30,000 for a “brick” (kilogram) of cocaine and most recently purchased one three weeks ago. The defendant said he sold the cocaine for between $33,000 and $35,000 a kilogram. The defendant also said that he is currently paying $7,000 for a pound of methamphetamine and he usually buys five pounds at a time. The defendant also admitted that he pays $27,500 for a kilogram of heroin and then resells it for $950 an ounce. The defendant admitted to dealing methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin for at least a year to supplement his income after he lost his job. The defendant pled guilty to the charge on January 21, 2015.
“Methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine trafficking are scourges within our community,” stated Acting U.S. Attorney Billy Williams. “Our office will continue to work with law enforcement to prosecute high-level drug dealers who profit by selling these poisons within our neighborhoods."
This case resulted from an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) joint investigation conducted by the Metro Gang Task Force and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking organizations and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Scott Kerin.