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Leader of Methamphetamine Trafficking Conspiracy Sentenced to 18 Years in Federal Prison

AUG 11 (SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.) – United States District Judge Derrick K. Watson sentenced Serafine Magallon, 41, to 225 months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine.  In sentencing Magallon, a San Jose, California resident, Judge Watson found that he held a leadership role in the conspiracy.
 
United States Attorney Florence T. Nakakuni said that according to information produced in court, in August 2012, an express mail parcel containing nine pounds of methamphetamine (“ice”) was seized in Honolulu after it was sent from Las Vegas.  The seizure resulted in the arrests of Honolulu and Las Vegas residents, to include Magallon.  Additionally, approximately 20 more kilograms of “ice” were seized in Las Vegas, Sacramento and Honolulu as a result of searches in all three locations.
 
The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the United States Postal Inspection Service in the judicial districts of Hawaii, Nevada, and Eastern California.

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