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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 19, 2014

Man Sentenced To Four Years For Cocaine Conspiracy

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Uriel Sangabriel-Alarcon, 34, a citizen of Mexico, was sentenced today to four years in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb, for conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute.  Sangabriel-Alarcon pleaded guilty to this offense on June 17, 2014.

Sangabriel-Alarcon was arrested on December 13, 2013, in Belvidere, Ill., where he had agreed to meet a police informant to sell him one-half kilogram of cocaine.  When Sangabriel-Alarcon arrived in a car with his wife and two-year-old son, he was arrested with the drugs that he had hidden in the car.  In addition, police recovered other evidence tying him to an ongoing drug conspiracy in Sauk County, Wis., including multiple false identification documents under name Noe Lopez. 

Sangabriel-Alarcon was previously convicted in this district for bank fraud in 2007 under the name of Osiel Garay-Paez and was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison.  After being deported from the United States, he illegally returned in 2008.

The charge against Sangabriel-Alarcon was the result of an investigation conducted by the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department; Wisconsin Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigation; and Drug Enforcement Administration.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul W. Connell. 

Updated July 14, 2015