DES MOINES, IA - On June 7, 2017, Jacinto Loza Gil a/k/a Sergio Alfaro Rojas, 46, of Urbandale, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 242 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and 50 months in prison for illegal reentry into the United States, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. A total sentence of 292 months in prison was ordered.
On February 8, 2017, Loza Gil pleaded guilty to these charges, admitting he was engaged in the distribution of methamphetamine between June and September 2016, and had unlawfully reentered the United States following his deportation in March 2014. The conspiracy charges stemmed from a several-month investigation of Loza Gil, in which numerous controlled purchases of methamphetamine were made from him and others operating at his direction. A search warrant at Loza Gil’s residence in September of 2016 yielded approximately five pounds of methamphetamine.
This investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, with significant assistance of other federal, state, and local agencies. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.