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Defendants Convicted in Methamphetamine Conspiracy Sentenced to Lengthy Federal Prison Terms

NOV 12 (FORT WORTH, Texas) — Four defendants who pleaded guilty this summer to their respective roles in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy that operated in the Dallas – Fort Worth area, and elsewhere, have been sentenced to lengthy federal prison terms, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

U.S. District Judge John McBryde sentenced the four on Friday as follows:  Humberto Macedo, 27, of Dallas, 360 months; Fernando Perez, a/k/a “Fernando Perez-Reynoso,” 22, of Mexico, 240 months; Guadalupe Macedo, 23, of Dallas, 240 months; and Ariceli Munoz, 27, formerly of South Carolina, 48 months.

Each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  According to documents filed in the case, from approximately April 1, 2014 to March 3, 2015, the four defendants knowingly and intentionally conspired to possess with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of methamphetamine. 

During the conspiracy, Humberto Macedo distributed more than 45 kilograms of methamphetamine.  Perez acted as Humberto Macedo’s primary runner.  Guadalupe Macedo purchased more than 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine from Humberto Macedo.  Munoz assisted Humberto Macedo by counting money from the drug transactions and brokering methamphetamine transactions.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Dallas Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua Burgess prosecuted.

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