GUILTY PLEA INVOLVING DRUG LOADS IN THE PARKING LOT AT LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL
NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY – October 11, 2018
San Diego, California – Defendant Alejandro Barba pled guilty today to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, which carries a 10 year minimum mandatory sentence, before Magistrate Judge Nita Stormes of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.
On May 1, 2018, Barba, who was parked on the grounds of San Ysidro High school, received five kilograms of methamphetamine from a juvenile courier who attended San Ysidro High School. Barba was arrested shortly thereafter by the San Diego Sheriff’s Office Border Suppression Team. Special Agents with Homeland Security Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration assisted in the investigation.
During his guilty plea today, Barba admitted picking up methamphetamine on multiple occasions at the San Ysidro High School parking lot from juveniles, who smuggled methamphetamine into the United States.
His next court appearance is on January 4, 2019 for sentencing before District Court Judge Anthony Battaglia.
Criminal Case No. 18CR2850AJB
Alejandro Barba 27 years old San Diego, California
Conspirary To Distribute Methamphetamine (21 U.S.C. 841 & 846)
10 years minimum to life in custody; $1,000,000 fine
San Diego County Sheriff’s Department
SDCO’s Border Suppression Team
Homeland Security Investigations
Drug Enforcement Administration