Kennewick Man Sentenced for Meth Distribution

From the US Department of Justice-

Michael C. Ormsby, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Alfredo Ozura Ahumada, a resident of Kennewick Washington, was sentenced to 100 months in prison following his plea of guilty to one count of Distribution of Methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. section 841 (a)(l).  Senior US District Judge Edward F. Shea sentenced Ahumada in Richland, Washington.

The indictment alleged that on May 14 of 2013, the Defendant destributed over 5 grams of pure methamphetamine.  According to information disclosed during the court proceeding, the case began with an investigation by the Tri-City Metro Drug Task Force, which conducted a series of controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Ahumada.  On May 14, 2013, Ahumada delivered 13.6 grams of pure methamphetamine.  He delivered similar quantities of methaphetamine on three other occasions.

The investigation was conducted by the Tri-City Metro Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the prosecution was coordinated by Task Force Officer Kevin Banon and Special Agent Mark Minor of the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The case was prosecuted by Alexander C Ekarom, and Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.