Memphis, TN – Jose Anastacio Osorio Diaz, a/ok/a Kenneth Rodriguez, 48, from Mexico, has been sentenced to 210 months in federal jail for conspiracy to own unlawful narcotics with intent to distribute. United States Lawyer Kevin G. Ritz introduced the sentence as we speak.
In response to the data offered in court docket, in 2018 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) started investigating the drug trafficking actions of Diaz, who used couriers to move narcotics from Mexico into the Western District of Tennessee and elsewhere. One such courier was arrested in Laredo, Texas, on Could 12, 2019, in possession of three.98 kilograms of cocaine. A second courier, in possession of 976 grams of a mix and substance containing a detectable quantity of heroin and fentanyl, was arrested on July 1, 2019, in Braselton, Georgia.
On October 17, 2019, a federal grand jury returned a four-count superseding indictment in opposition to Jose Anastacio Osorio Diaz a/ok/a Kenneth Rodriguez for conspiracy to own methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and marijuana with the intent to distribute.
The defendant pled responsible on Could 16, 2019.
On February 14, 2023, United States District Decide Mark S. Norris sentenced Diaz to 210 months imprisonment, to be adopted by 5 years of supervised launch. There isn’t any parole within the federal system.
This prosecution is a part of an intensive investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Process Drive (OCDETF). OCDETF is a joint federal, state, and native cooperative method to fight drug trafficking organizations and arranged prison enterprises, concentrating on nationwide and regional degree drug trafficking organizations, and coordinating the mandatory regulation enforcement entities and sources to disrupt or dismantle the focused prison group and seize their belongings.
This case was investigated by the DEA and the FBI.
United States Lawyer Kevin Ritz thanked Assistant United States Lawyer Michelle Kimbril-Parks, who prosecuted this case, in addition to regulation enforcement companions who investigated the case.
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