Arizona Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Distribution of Methamphetamine and Money Laundering
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois
BENTON, Ill. – Jose Angulo, 51, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced on Thursday, March 24, 2022, to
30 years imprisonment for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, Money Laundering, and
Distribution of Methamphetamine. Evidence established during the sentencing hearing demonstrated
that from between 2018 through November of 2019, Angulo had been responsible for shipping
over 50 pounds of methamphetamine to the Southern District of Illinois and laundered drug proceeds
to conceal his drug distribution operation. During the investigation, the United States Postal
Inspection Service intercepted three packages of methamphetamine that Angulo had mailed to
addresses in East St. Louis and Swansea, Illinois, totaling nine pounds of methamphetamine.
Angulo had previously been convicted in the State of Arizona for participating in a drug
trafficking organization and engaging in money laundering.
This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Drug Enforcement
Administration, and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Laura Reppert.
Updated April 19, 2023