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California Man Sentenced In Federal Court On Methamphetamine Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois

A California man was recently sentenced to federal prison on methamphetamine charges, James L. Porter, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.

On January 21, 2016, Edsgardo Ambriz-Lopez, 24, of East Alto Paso, California, was sentenced to 156 months’ imprisonment, five years’ supervised release following his imprisonment, and was fined $350. Ambriz-Lopez had previously pleaded guilty to seven counts in a federal indictment.

Count 1 charged that from on or about November 2013, until on or about December 2014, in Williamson County, Illinois, Marion County, Illinois, the State of California, and elsewhere, Ambriz-Lopez knowingly conspired and agreed with others to distribute methamphetamine. Counts 13, 14, 16, and 17 charged that Ambriz-Lopez knowingly and intentionally distributed methamphetamine. Count 15 charged that Ambriz-Lopez knowingly and intentionally distributed heroin. Count 18 charged Ambriz-Lopez with conspiracy to commit money laundering.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Illinois State Police, and the Internal Revenue Service.

The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney George Norwood.

Updated January 22, 2016

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