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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Illegal Alien Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Conspiracy


Jackson, Miss. – Jose Luis Solorio Morales, 27, an illegal alien from Mexico, pled guilty today before Senior U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III to his role in a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a detectable amount of methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Assistant Special Agent in Charge J. Derryle Smith.

Solorio Morales admitted to assisting in the conversion of approximately 30 pounds of liquid methamphetamine on or about December 28, 2017. The liquid methamphetamine was stored and converted in a home located in Jackson, Mississippi.

Solorio Morales will be sentenced by Judge Bramlette on October 2, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. and faces a maximum penalty of life in prison followed by a $10,000,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wansley.

Drug Trafficking
Updated July 24, 2018