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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Oklahoma

Friday, September 27, 2013

Mexican National To Serve 20 Years In Prison For Possession Of Meth With Intent To Distribute

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – ELIAS VEGA AMADO, 33, a Mexican national, was sentenced by United States Chief District Judge Joe Heaton to serve 240 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

According to court records, Amado was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 20, 2013, and charged with five counts: (1) possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, (2) being a felon in possession of eight firearms, (3) being an illegal alien in possession of firearms, (4) possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and (5) illegal reentry into the United States after he had been previously deported. Amado pled guilty on May 29, 2013, to counts one and five and he agreed to forfeit all of the firearms.

This case was the result of an investigation conducted by the Oklahoma City Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and IRS Criminal Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David P. Petermann.

Updated December 15, 2014