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Cocaine Trafficker Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

JUL 18 (SAN JOSE, Calif.) – Misael Ledesma-Renteria, a/k/a “Miguel Angel Barreto-Mora,” a/k/a “Misael Renteria,” was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine, announced United States Attorney Brian Stretch and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge John J. Martin.

Renteria previously pleaded guilty on April 11, 2016 to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), and 841(b)(1)(A)(viii).  According to the plea agreement, Renteria admitted to conspiring with other individuals to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine in the Northern District of California between July 5, 2013, and May 25, 2015.  He admitted that, in furtherance of the conspiracy, he distributed cocaine and possessed with the intent to distribute cocaine on numerous occasions over his approximately two years of participation in the conspiracy. 

Renteria, 32, a citizen of Mexico who was living in the San Jose area at the time of the offense, was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 8, 2015

The sentence of Renteria was handed down by The Honorable Edward J. Davila, U.S. District Court Judge, following a guilty plea to one count in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1).  Judge Davila also sentenced Renteria to a five-year period of supervised release.  The defendant has been in federal custody since September 24, 2015.

Chinhayi Cadet is the Assistant U.S. Attorney who is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Theresa Benitez.  This case is the product of an extensive investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, a focused multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force investigating and prosecuting the most significant drug trafficking organizations throughout the United States by leveraging the combined expertise of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. 


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