Drug Enforcement Administration

San Francisco

Christopher Nielsen, Special Agent in Charge

April 08, 2019

Contact: Casey Rettig

Phone Number: (415) 436-7994

North Bay methamphetamine trafficker sentenced to five years prison

SAN FRANCISCO – Agusto Wosbeli Aguilar Meda, a/k/a Maza, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine in Marin County, announced United States Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Chris Nielsen and U.S. Attorney David L. Anderson. The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Charles R. Breyer, U.S. District Judge.

 

Meda, 36, a Guatemalan national, pleaded guilty to the charge on Dec. 19, 2018. In pleading guilty, Meda admitted that between June 8, 2018, and Sept. 18, 2018, he conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a substance containing methamphetamine. Specifically, Meda admitted that he was the leader of a conspiracy to sell methamphetamine in San Rafael, and he arranged multiple narcotics transactions during the conspiracy. On Oct. 22, 2018, a federal grand jury handed down a superseding indictment charging Meda with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1), and 841(b)(1)(B)(viii), as well as five counts of distribution of methamphetamine. Meda pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge, and the distribution charges were dismissed. 

 

In addition to the prison term, Judge Breyer sentenced Meda to a four-year period of supervised release to begin after he is released from prison. 

 

Meda’s co-defendant, Melvin Martinez, also pleaded guilty to his role in the conspiracy on Dec. 19, 2018. On April 3, 2019, Judge Breyer sentenced Martinez to 30 months in prison and a five-year term of supervised release. 

 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Ross Weingarten is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Marina Ponomarchuk. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the DEA and the Marin County Major Crimes Task Force.

 

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