Spokane – At the moment, United States Legal professional Vanessa R. Waldref introduced that U.S. District Decide Thomas O. Rice has sentenced Mario Robert Crittenden, 24, of Moses Lake, Washington, to 132 months in federal jail for Conspiracy to Distribute 50 Grams or Extra of Precise Methamphetamine. Crittenden beforehand pleaded responsible on June 2, 2022. Decide Rice additionally ordered Crittenden to serve an extra 5 years on federal supervision after he’s launched from jail.
In accordance with court docket paperwork, Crittenden, a documented gang member, facilitated the distribution of serious portions of methamphetamine and heroin to an undercover Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agent. Throughout a year-long investigation starting in April 2020 and persevering with via April 2021, Crittenden coordinated the alternate of cash for managed substances on 15 events, ensuing within the seizure of over two kilos of methamphetamine. Along with distributing managed substances, Crittenden engaged within the sale of firearms. Crittenden additionally knowledgeable the spy that he had beforehand engaged in quite a lot of violent acts focusing on rival gang members.
U.S. Legal professional Vanessa R. Waldref counseled the dedication of the investigators who investigated Crittenden and different gang associates concerned in illegal distribution of managed substances into our communities. By means of the diligence of those felony investigators, one other harmful gang member who seeks to revenue, whether or not monetarily or in establishing gang standing, was faraway from the neighborhood. By holding harmful offenders reminiscent of Mr. Crittenden accountable, we assist hold our communities in Japanese Washington secure and our neighborhoods sturdy.”
This case was prosecuted beneath the Mission Protected Neighborhoods (PSN) program. PSN is a federal, state, and native regulation enforcement collaboration to determine, examine, and prosecute people chargeable for violent crimes in our neighborhoods. The U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace is partnering with federal, state, native, and tribal regulation enforcement to particularly determine the criminals chargeable for violent crime within the Japanese District of Washington and pursue felony prosecution.
This case was investigated by the Spokane Resident Workplace of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (“ATF”), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Grant County Sheriff’s Workplace, and Moses Lake Police Division. This case was prosecuted by Patrick J. Cashman, an Assistant United States Legal professional for the Japanese District of Washington.