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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 25, 2022

Arizona Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Distribution of Methamphetamine and Money Laundering

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 March 25, 2022