May 13, 2014
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California Cocaine Courier Sentenced To Five Years In Prison
Transported 50 kilograms of cocaine worth $1.5 million
BALTIMORE - On May 12, 2014, U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Sergio Nunez, age 41, of Madera, California, to five years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
The sentence was announced by Assistant Special Agent in Charge Gary Tuggle of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office; United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; and Howard County Police Chief William McMahon.
“This is drug interdiction at its best. Mr. Nunez was caught bringing into Maryland a significant amount of cocaine. The quick and effective cooperation between our domestic offices along with our state and local law enforcement partners put an end to Mr. Nunez’s courier business,” stated Gary Tuggle, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office.”