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

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Illegal Alien Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison For Trafficking Methamphetamine


Gulfport, Miss. – Hector Serrano-Cruz, age 41, an illegal alien from Mexico living in Gulfport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to 168 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing methamphetamine in Harrison County, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Serrano-Cruz pled guilty on February 5, 2018, to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He was supplying pound quantities of methamphetamine to a local distributor and was held accountable for distributing approximately five pounds of methamphetamine "ICE."

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Meynardie.

Updated May 10, 2018