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Wife of Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 50 Months in Prison

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

ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Elkhart, Indiana, has been sentenced in federal court to 50 months in jail on her conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Jenny Eileen Urrutia, 37.

According to information presented to the court, from in and around June 2013 to January 2015, Urrutia and her co-defendants conspired to possess with intent to distribute and distributed multiple kilograms of cocaine and multiple ounces of pure methamphetamine. Urrutia’s husband and co-conspirator, Ignacio Montes Leon, was a leader and organizer of the drug trafficking organization and he used Urrutia to conduct drug deliveries and to provide other assistance in the conspiracy.

Assistant United States Attorney Marshall J. Piccinini prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended the Homeland Security Investigations, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania State Police, U.S. Border Patrol, the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation; the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General Organized Crime Section, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, and the Arkansas State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Urrutia.

Updated August 24, 2018

Drug Trafficking