July 19, 2018
Contact: SA Elaine Cesare
Phone Number: (571) 324-7520
Oklahoma City man pleads guilty to methamphetamine conspiracy
OKLAHOMA CITY - Jesus Fransisco Cervantes, 31, of Oklahoma City pled guilty today to conspiring to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute, announced Special Agent-in-Charge Clyde E. Shelley, Jr. of the DEA and Robert J. Troester, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.
A federal grand jury indicted Cervantes on March 20, 2018, for conspiracy and possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute. He has been in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since his initial appearance on April 10, 2018.
Today Cervantes pleaded guilty to a superseding information filed on July 17, 2018 that charges him with conspiring to possess five grams or more of methamphetamine from November 19, 2017, to February 16, 2018. In a plea agreement, Cervantes acknowledges his crime involved 709.6 grams of actual methamphetamine, which is more than 1.5 pounds.
At sentencing, Cervantes faces up to 40 years in prison, including a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison. After release, he will be subject to supervision for no fewer than four years, and up to life. This offense also carries a potential fine of $5 million. As part of his sentence, Cervantes has agreed to forfeit a 2006 Toyota 4-Runner Limited and $5,460 in cash. Sentencing will take place in approximately 90 days.
This case is the result of an investigation by the DEA. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Patterson is prosecuting the case.
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