FRESNO, Calif. — Jesus Angulo, 36, of Woodlake, pleaded responsible at this time to possessing cocaine with intent to distribute it, U.S. Legal professional Phillip A. Talbert introduced.
In accordance with courtroom paperwork, a staff of native, state, and federal regulation enforcement officers partnered in an investigation into a gaggle of Tulare County Sureños. Throughout the investigation, regulation enforcement found that Angulo and his co-defendant Jonathan Gallegos had been touring to Southern California and into Mexico to acquire unlawful medication, together with kilograms of cocaine. On Oct. 26, 2021, regulation enforcement officers stopped Angulo and Gallegos as they had been touring northbound in Kern County in a pickup truck. Contained in the truck they discovered over 9 kilograms of cocaine and a stolen, loaded firearm.
The case is the results of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Tulare County Space Regencies Gun Enforcement Group, the Visalia Police Division, the California Division of Justice’s Bureau of Investigation, the California Freeway Patrol Particular Operations Unit, and the Tulare County District Legal professional’s Workplace. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Justin J. Gilio and Antonio J. Pataca are prosecuting the case.
Angulo is ready for sentencing on June 12, 2023, by U.S. District Decide Ana de Alba. Angulo faces a compulsory minimal sentence of 10 years in jail and as much as life in jail. The precise sentence, nonetheless, might be decided on the discretion of the courtroom after consideration of any relevant statutory components and the Federal Sentencing Pointers, which consider various variables.
This case is a part of Undertaking Protected Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing collectively all ranges of regulation enforcement and the communities they serve to cut back violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everybody. The Division of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as a part of the Division’s renewed give attention to focusing on violent criminals, directing all U.S. Legal professional’s Places of work to work in partnership with federal, state, native, and tribal regulation enforcement and the local people to develop efficient, regionally based mostly methods to cut back violent crime. To be taught extra about Undertaking Protected Neighborhoods, go to www.justice.gov/psn.
This effort is a part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Activity Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level legal organizations that threaten the USA utilizing a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency strategy. Further details about the OCDETF Program could be discovered at www.justice.gov/OCDETF.