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Illegal immigrant sentenced on drug distribution charges

Jose Razo, 46, of Fort Wayne, has been sentenced to 262 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine, 50 grams of methamphetamine and a 1 kilogram of heroin, and distribution of methamphetamine.

Razo will be deported upon completion of his incarceration.

From January 2015 through July 2016, Razo was part of a conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin. Razo led this drug trafficking conspiracy which involved co-defendants Carlos Silva-Ponce, Alan Chiprez-Garcia, Marco Garcia, Samuel Gemple and Patricia Quinones, who have already been sentenced.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Safe Streets and Gang Task Force, whose members include the FBI, the Indiana State Police, the Allen County Sheriff’s Department and the Fort Wayne Police Department, with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and the Allen County Drug Task Force. The case was handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Anthony Geller and Stacy Speith.

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