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Sunnyside Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking and Being an Illegal Alien in Possession of Ammunition

JUL 10 (SPOKANE, Wash.) – Omar Alarcon Fuentes, 37, of Sunnyside, Washington, was sentenced on July 2, 2015, for distributing 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine, and being an illegal alien in possession of ammunition.  In the methamphetamine case, Fuentes was sentenced to a ten year term of imprisonment and a five year term of court supervision following release from federal prison. Fuentes was also ordered to pay $4,000 in restitution to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). In the ammunition case, Fuentes was sentenced to a ten year term of imprisonment, followed by a three year term of court supervision following release from federal prison. Both ten year sentences imposed by the court will run concurrent. Fuentes has been in custody since his arrest on July 25, 2013.

According to information disclosed during court proceedings, on July 18, 2013, the DEA and Spokane Regional Drug Task Force (SRDTF) conducted a controlled buy of four ounces of methamphetamine from Henry Patrick Bevans, III, at a hotel on North Division.  During the initial meet, Bevans indicated he did not have the drugs and was waiting for his supplier to arrive. A short time later, Fuentes was observed driving a minivan into the hotel’s rear parking lot.  Bevans then exited the back of the hotel and entered Fuentes’ minivan. Bevans returned to his hotel room where he sold four ounces of methamphetamine to law enforcement.

On July 24, 2013, agents and officers executed a state search at Bevan’s Sunnyside residence and located 16 loose rounds of .45 caliber ammunition and a Mexican permanent resident identification card in the name of “Omar Fuentes”.  Fuentes, a citizen and national of Mexico, had been arrested and deported from the United States in 2009, but had illegally reentered the United States.

After previously pleading guilty to two counts of distributing 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine, Henry Patrick Bevans, III, was sentenced in April 2014, to a 10-year term of imprisonment followed by 10 years of court supervision and was ordered to pay $8,000 restitution to DEA.

Michael C. Ormsby, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, said, “The sentence imposed in this case reflects the seriousness of drug trafficking and firearm-related crimes. This case is yet another example of the commitment of the United States Attorney’s Office to prosecute aggressively drug and firearm-related cases in the Eastern District of Washington. The United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Spokane Regional Drug Task Force and Spokane County Sheriff’s Office are commended for its tireless efforts in thoroughly investigating this case.”

 

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