September 20, 2011
Contact: Special Agent Sharon Santiago
Phone Number: (312) 353-7875
Twenty-Two Federally Indicted For Conspiring To Distribute Methamphetamine And Marijuana
Alleged Distribution Occurred in the Twin Cities Area
MINNEAPOLIS, MN. - A federal indictment unsealed on September 16, 2011 charged 22 individuals with conspiring to distribute large amounts of marijuana and methamphetamine in the Twin Cities. The indictment, which was filed on September 7, 2011, charges the defendants with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 500 or more grams of methamphetamine and 100 kilograms of marijuana. The indictment was unsealed following the initial federal court appearances of 18 of the defendants, 16 of whom remain in federal custody. The defendants were arrested during the past week in California and Minnesota. Four indicted defendants are still at large.
The following individuals were charged:
- Adelaida Barragan-Sanchez, age 28, of St. Paul
- Robert Alan Delforin, age 54, of St. Paul
- Javier Hernandez-Coria, age 23, of St. Paul
- Harold James Hurley, age 55, of St. Paul
- Lawrence Joseph Martinez, age 60, of St. Paul
- Todd Allen Mudgett, age 42, of St. Paul
- Jose Rafael Oceguara, age 28, of St. Paul
- Jacob Dwight Olmstead, age 33, of St. Paul
- Judy Lynn Redhorn, age 54, of St. Paul
- Miguel Angel Sanchez-Rodriguez, age 22, of St. Paul
- Scott Wayne Doree, age 53, of Landfall, MN
- Susana Barragan-Sanchez, age 20, of Bakersfield, CA
- Uriel Magana-Farias, age 25, of Bakersfield, CA
- Brian Robert Bibeau, age 37, address unknown
- Jose Juan Gallardo-Hernandez, age 24, address unknown
- Juan Carols Ruiz-Meza, age 28, address unknown
- Duane Eugene Smith, age 52, of White Bear Lake, MN
- Jose Ramirez Valdovinos, age 40, of Roseville, MN
- Jesus Lopez-Vasquez, age 25, of Spring Lake Park, MN
- James Peter Jeanetta, age 57, of Little Canada, MN
- Erika Romero Montenegro, age 30, of Richmond, CA
- Jose Barragan-Sanchez, age 28, of rural California
Jose Barragan-Sanchez, Delforin, Mudgett, and Magana-Farias remain fugitives.
The indictment filed in this case alleges that between January of 2010 and September of 2011, the defendants conspired with each other and others to distribute marijuana and methamphetamine. The drugs allegedly were delivered from California to Minnesota.
On September 3, 2011, Debra Doree, the wife of defendant Scott Wayne Doree, was fatally shot by a Minnesota State Trooper, when she attempted to flee a law enforcement stop in Oakdale. According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal (“BCA”), the trooper stopped Doree for a traffic violation on Interstate-94 at approximately 1:30 p.m. At the time, the trooper had information that Doree, a subject of an active multi-jurisdictional narcotics investigation, may be transporting drugs.
The BCA states that once she was stopped by the trooper, Doree agreed to sign a consent form, allowing the trooper to search her vehicle. As the trooper walked back to the law enforcement vehicle to retrieve the consent form, Doree drove off. The trooper ran after the car and became hung up on the passenger side door. Then, while being dragged about 200 feet down the freeway, the trooper fired his weapon, striking Doree. Medics transported Doree to Regions Hospital, where she later died.
BCA crime scene investigators found suspected narcotics in Doree’s car. The BCA lab has confirmed that the substance was methamphetamine in the amount of approximately 225 grams.
If convicted of the federal drug charges now filed against them, the defendants in this case face a potential maximum penalty of life in prison. All sentences will be determined by a federal district court judge.
This case is the result of an investigation by the United States Drug Enforcement (DEA), the Minnesota State Patrol, the St. Paul Police Department, the Northwest Metro Drug Task Force, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven L. Schleicher.
The public is reminded that an indictment is a determination by a grand jury that there is probable cause to believe that offences have been committed by a defendant. A defendant is presumed innocent until he or she pleads guilty or is proven guilty at trial.