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Illegal Alien Sentenced to Over 27 Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Methamphetamine

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

Jackson, Miss – Erik Betancourt-Olguin, 25, an illegal alien from Mexico, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to 330 months in federal prison followed by 5 years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Jere T. Miles with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Securities Investigations in New Orleans.

On January 30, 2018, Olguin and three others were stopped in a vehicle in Hancock County traveling from Texas to North Carolina. They were transporting approximately 4 kilograms of 99% pure methamphetamine.

Olguin pled guilty on September 7, 2018 to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The other occupants of the vehicle have all been sentenced.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Meynardie.

Updated March 1, 2019

Drug Trafficking