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Mexican National Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy Charge

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


Reymundo Molina-Trujillo, a Mexican national, pled guilty in federal district court this afternoon to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine and 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Molina-Trujillo was detained pending sentencing, which is scheduled for February 2, 2016, at 10:30 am. Molina-Trujillo faces a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years in federal prison, up to life in prison, followed by a minimum of five years on supervised release, a fine of up to $10,000,000, and a special assessment of $100.

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 the Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southern Illinois. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Monica A. Stump.

Updated October 5, 2015

Drug Trafficking