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Woman Found Guilty For Fentanyl & Fake Oxycontin Pills Trafficking in California

Woman Found Guilty For Fentanyl & Fake Oxycontin Pills Trafficking in California

Modesto, CA: A 39-year-old woman from Sacramento has pleaded guilty to possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute. She was apprehended during a drug trafficking investigation, where authorities discovered 20,000 counterfeit oxycontin pills in her possession. Federal prosecutors announced this development on Monday.

A woman named Sofia Cisneros-Noyola was apprehended on December 2, 2020, during a routine traffic stop while traveling from Modesto to another destination. The arrest was made in connection with a drug-related transaction, as reported by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California.

During the search of the vehicle, law enforcement discovered a significant quantity of counterfeit oxycontin M-30 pills concealed beneath the front passenger seat.

Cisneros-Noyola could potentially receive a life sentence in prison and be subject to a $10 million fine. The judge has scheduled the sentencing for June 24.

Cisneros-Noyola was involved in a drug trafficking case along with his co-defendants, Esmerelda Ceja-Mendez, Julian Loeza, and Victor Ramirez.

According to prosecutors, Ramirez was present in the vehicle at the time of Cisneros-Loyola’s arrest. On January 20, he admitted his guilt in the distribution of methamphetamine and fentanyl. His sentencing is scheduled for February 12. The defense has requested a continuation until April 22.

Ceja-Mendez has admitted guilt for the distribution of methamphetamine and is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 20.

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