Man caught with 24 pounds of Fentanyl by WHP in July pled ‘guilty’ Wednesday

(Laramie County, WY) United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that Diego J. Aguilar-Valdovinos, age 38 of Federal Way, Washington, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute Fentanyl before United States District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on February 2, 2022, according to a release issued by the Department of Justice.

Sentencing has been set for April 25, 2022.

According to the indictment, on or about July 27, 2021, the defendant knowingly and intentionally possessed a controlled substance, a mixture containing fentanyl of at least 400 grams or more, with the intent to distribute it.

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Possession with intent to distribute Fentanyl carries a maximum penalty of 10 years to life imprisonment; five years to life supervised release; up to a $10 million fine and a $100 special assessment.

This crime was investigated by the Wyoming State Highway Patrol, the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Margaret M. Vierbuchen.

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