Drug traffickers distributing heroin from Woodbridge, Va., to Pennsylvania sentenced
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Two Alexandria men, Jose Castro and Martin Vitela, were sentenced today to two and a half years in prison for distribution of heroin and pure methamphetamine.
According to court documents, Jose Castro, 23, and Martin Vitela, 25, assisted co-conspirator Fabian Rodriguez Sandoval in the transportation and distribution of kilograms of heroin and pure methamphetamines from Woodbridge to Pennsylvania. Castro, Vitela and Sandoval received the illegal narcotics from couriers traveling from California before distributing the drugs along the east coast.
Sandoval was sentenced to six years in prison on Aug. 23, 2019, for his role in the offense.
DEA Washington Division Special Agent in Charge Jesse R. Fong U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia G. Zachary Terwilliger and Attorney General of Virginia Mark R. Herring made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and Virginia Assistant Attorney General Lena Munasifi and Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael P. Ben’Ary prosecuted the case.
A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.
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