Mexican National Sentenced to 14 Years for Meth Conspiracy, Illegally Reentering the United States
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Mexican national was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for illegally reentering the United States.
Miguel Esquivel-Alvarez, 41, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 14 years in federal prison without parole.
On Jan. 24, 2023, Esquivel-Alvarez pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of illegally reentering the United States after having been deported.
Esquivel-Alvarez admitted that on July 31, 2020, he and others sold approximately 921.6 grams of pure methamphetamine at a gas station in the 1600 block of 14th Street in Kansas City, Mo., for $14,000. He and others also sold approximately 453.7 grams of methamphetamine at a parking lot in Independence, Mo., as well as a Ruger AR-556 rifle, for a total of $7,100.
Additionally, Esquivel-Alvarez and others transported approximately six kilograms of methamphetamine from a residence in Kansas City, Kansas, on Oct. 1, 2020. He was arrested following a car stop along Interstate-70 in Independence.
Esquivel-Alvarez had been deported and removed from the United States on Oct. 16, 2013, and was in the country illegally.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department.