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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 11, 2018

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.

DEFENDANT

 

Criminal Case No. 18CR2850AJB

Alejandro Barba                         27 years old        San Diego, California

CHARGE

Conspirary To Distribute Methamphetamine (21 U.S.C. 841 & 846)

10 years minimum to life in custody; $1,000,000 fine

AGENCIES

San Diego County Sheriff’s Department

SDCO’s Border Suppression Team

Homeland Security Investigations

Drug Enforcement Administration

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Contact: 
Assistant U. S. Attorney Sherri Walker Hobson (619) 961-0287
Press Release Number: 
CAS18-1011-Barba
Updated October 11, 2018