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Local Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

Memphis, TN- Freddy Colmenares, 30, has been sentenced to 240 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Joseph C. Murphy Jr., United States Attorney, announced the sentence today.

According to information presented in court, on March 3, 2020, United States Postal Inspectors intercepted a package from San Diego, California to a Memphis address containing 936 grams of methamphetamine. Colmenares was later identified as the sender of this package. Through surveillance and investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents confirmed multiple packages of similar weights and sizes were being sent to various addresses in Memphis.

On July 2, 2020, Memphis postal inspectors intercepted a second package containing 940 grams of methamphetamine. DEA agents conducted an undercover operation at the listed recipient residence and executed four residential search warrants on July 6, 2020. Law enforcement officers recovered $74,970, four firearms, and smaller quantities of various controlled substances.

Colmenares admitted to shipping over 35 kilograms of actual methamphetamine through the United States Postal Service from San Diego, California to Memphis.

On April 15, 2022, United States District Judge Jon P. McCalla sentenced Colmenares to 240 months in federal prison to be followed by five years’ supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) investigated this case.

Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Musselwhite prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.



Cherri Green
Public Affairs
(901) 544-4231

Updated April 19, 2022