Houston Resident Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act

Published 3:29 pm Wednesday, December 14, 2022

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – ALEJANDRO MUNOZ, age 47, a resident of Houston, Texas, was sentenced on December 8, 2022 by U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon to a term of twenty (20) months’ imprisonment followed by a term of three (3) years’ supervised release and a 100.00 mandatory special assessment fee after pleading guilty to a one-count indictment that charged him with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and five kilograms or more of cocaine hydrochloride, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A), and 846, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court documents, beginning in October of 2014, Special Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration, through an investigation, identified MUNOZ as a supplier of heroin and cocaine hydrochloride to customers in Houston, Texas and New Orleans.

This prosecution is part of an extensive investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).  OCDETF is a joint federal, state, and local cooperative approach to combat drug trafficking and is the nation’s primary tool for disrupting and dismantling major drug trafficking organizations, targeting national and regional level drug trafficking organizations and coordinating the necessary law enforcement entities and resources to disrupt or dismantle the targeted criminal organization and seize their assets.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration offices in New Orleans, Louisiana and Houston, Texas, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the New Orleans Police Department, and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.  The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney André Jones.

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Drug Trafficking