Two federal inmates who coordinated Washington drug trafficking from Oklahoma prison sentenced to additional long prison terms
Seattle – A 43-year-old man who was arrested in Federal Way, Washington in August 2022, with ten pounds of methamphetamine for a drug deal, was sentenced to ten years in prison, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Tessa M. Gorman. Tawn Tzo Saeteurn pleaded guilty in April 2023 to possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. At today’s sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones said, “Your continued dealing shows that you had little or no respect for the law.”
According to records filed in the case, Saeteurn had agreed to deliver ten pounds of meth and additional fentanyl pills to a drug purchaser. When Saeteurn arrived with the drugs, he was arrested and his car was searched. He had a .22 caliber pocket pistol in the driver’s side door of his vehicle, a .38 caliber Titan Tiger revolver on the floorboard of the passenger seat next to a bag containing 10 pounds of methamphetamine, and a 9mm Glock hidden in the gap between the driver’s seat and the center console.
In addition to the methamphetamine, Saeteurn had nearly a half kilo of fentanyl pills, some fentanyl powder, $2,495 in U.S. currency, plastic baggies, two scales, and five cell phones.
The case was investigated by the FBI.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Zach Dillon.
Press contact for the U.S. Attorney’s Office is Communications Director Emily Langlie at (206) 553-4110 or Emily.Langlie@usdoj.gov.