Mexican Citizen Sentenced For His Part In Methamphetamine Conspiracy
A Mexican man who had previously resided in Dallas, Texas, convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, was sentenced to 52 months in federal prison on March 13, 2015, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Jose Luis Gonzales, 42, of St. Louis, MO, received a 52 month sentence for the offense that occurred in the Southern District of Illinois. Gonzales had previously pled guilty to those offenses. Following release from imprisonment, Gonzales will serve a 2 year term of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $200 fine and a $100 special assessment. Gonzales will be deported after his prison sentence.
Evidence in support of this prosecution was obtained in an investigation which was conducted under the auspices of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). The OCDETF initiative is designed to bring federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and resources together to identify, target and dismantle large national and international drug trafficking organizations. Agencies participating in this case include the Drug Enforcement Administration, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigations, and United States Marshals Service. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald S. Boyce.