Drug Enforcement Administration

San Francisco

Christopher Nielsen, Special Agent in Charge

January 25, 2016

Contact: Casey Rettig

Phone Number: (415) 436-7994

Fresno Man Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Methamphetamine Trafficking

FRESNO, Calif. - Jose Nicolas Olivas Zazueta, 35, of Fresno, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill to five years in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner and DEA Special Agent in Charge John J. Martin announced the sentencing.

According to court documents, on August 2, 2014, Zazueta and co-defendant Jorge Hernandez, 35, of Fresno, brought six pounds of methamphetamine to a parking lot on East Kings Canyon Road, in Fresno, where they were arrested and the methamphetamine was seized.  Hernandez was previously sentenced to five years by Judge O’Neill on January 19, 2016.

This case was the product of an investigation by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Michael S. Frye is prosecuting the case.

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