October 22, 2019
Contact: Casey Rettig
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Sacramento man sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing methamphetamine for distribution
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Andre Ramon Washington, 47, of Sacramento, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez to 10 years in prison for possessing methamphetamine for distribution, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Chris Nielsen announced.
According to court records, federal agents began investigating Washington based on reports that he was distributing narcotics from his home in Sacramento. In 2017 and 2018, agents identified two of Washington’s suppliers — co-defendants Roland Adrian Jufiar, 44, and David Garcia Romero, 44, both from Sacramento. In March 2018, federal agents executed search warrants at Washington’s, Jufiar’s, and Romero’s homes. At Washington’s home, the agents found approximately 1 pound of powder cocaine, a half-pound of cocaine base (crack cocaine), over 2 pounds of methamphetamine, and a 9 mm pistol. Agents found narcotics and firearms at the co-defendants’ homes as well. Washington pleaded guilty on June 25.
In August, Jufiar and Romero pleaded guilty to separate narcotics offenses. They are scheduled to be sentenced in Nov. 2019.
This case is the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration with assistance from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department; the Sacramento Police Department; the Citrus Heights Police Department; and the Folsom Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy H. Delgado is prosecuting the case.