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Dayton Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Meth Crimes

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

DAYTON – Jason Rosales, 45, of Dayton, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 240 months in prison and 20 years of supervised release for two crimes related to methamphetamine.

Rosales was convicted after an eight-day trial last July of conspiracy to possess and attempt to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of the drug.

Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Keith Martin, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Springfield Police Chief Lee Graf and leaders of the MOWIN Task Force in Kansas City, Mo. announced the sentence imposed today by U.S. District Judge Walter H. Rice.

According to court documents and testimony, Rosales conspired to and attempted to possess at least 4,427 grams of 100 percent pure “crystal meth” or “ice.”

The MOWIN (Missouri Western Interdiction and Narcotics) Task Force in Kansas City had interdicted a courier at a Greyhound Bus Station on February 13, 2017 with 10 bundles of crystal meth hidden in a duffle bag. 

The courier had been en route to deliver the drugs in Springfield, Ohio, and ultimately the DEA orchestrated a controlled delivery to Rosales in Dayton. 

Rosales was charged by an indictment in February 2017. He was arrested on February 16, 2017 and has remained in custody since.

U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the cooperative investigation by the DEA, Springfield Police Department and Kansas City law enforcement, as well as Assistant United States Attorneys Amy M. Smith and Sheila G. Lafferty, who represented the United States in this case. 

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Updated July 15, 2019

Topic
Drug Trafficking