HAMMOND, La. – Eleazar Sosa, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Philip P. Simon after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.
Sosa was sentenced to 70 months in prison.
According to documents in the case, Sosa was involved in a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin along with codefendants Rafael Ramirez, Maria Guzman, and Cesar Izaguirre, each of whom has already been sentenced for their respective roles in this drug conspiracy. Sosa’s role in the conspiracy included picking up and delivering drugs around the country at the behest of Rafael Ramirez. At sentencing, Sosa was held responsible for involvement in the planned distribution of between 3 and 10 kilograms of heroin as relevant conduct for his offense.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was prosecuted by Northern District of Indiana Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chang.
SOURCE: news provided by JUSTICE.GOV on Thursday, December 20, 2018.