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Oklahoma City Man Pleads Guilty to Methamphetamine Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – JESUS FRANSISCO CERVANTES, 31, of Oklahoma City, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute, announced Robert J. Troester, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

A federal grand jury indicted Cervantes on March 20, 2018, for conspiracy and possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute.  He has been in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since his initial appearance on April 10, 2018.

Today Cervantes pleaded guilty to a superseding information filed on July 17, 2018, that charges him with conspiring to possess five grams or more of methamphetamine from November 19, 2017, to February 16, 2018.  In a plea agreement, Cervantes acknowledges his crime involved 709.6 grams of actual methamphetamine, which is more than a pound-and-a-half.

At sentencing, Cervantes faces up to forty years in prison, including a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison.  After release, he will be subject to supervision for no fewer than four years and up to life.  This offense also carries a potential fine of $5,000,000.  As part of his sentence, Cervantes has agreed to forfeit a 2006 Toyota 4-Runner Limited and $5,460 in cash.  Sentencing will take place in approximately 90 days.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Patterson is prosecuting the case.

Reference is made to court filings for further information.

Updated July 20, 2018

Topic
Drug Trafficking