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Date: 03-08-2023

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United States of America v. Cruz Lopez-Acevado

Case Number: 1:08-cr-02085

Judge: Judith C. Herrera

Court: United States District Court for the District of New Mexico (Bernalillo County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Albuquerque

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Description: Albuquerque, New Mexico criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 1,000 kilograms and more of marijuana.

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Between March 2005 and September 2008, Lopez-Acevedo was the main supplier of marijuana in Indianapolis, Indiana and was personally responsible for at least 30,000 kilograms, but less than 90,000 kilograms of marijuana which was distributed in Indianapolis and Texas.

Lopez-Acevedo was extradited from Mexico in 2019 with the assistance of the Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs.

Upon his release from prison, Lopez-Acevedo will be removed from the United States.

The Drug Enforcement Drug Enforcement Administration investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney Elaine Y. Ramirez is prosecuting the case.


Outcome: SENTENCE IMPOSED: CBOP: 168 months; Supervised Release: 5 years - if Defendant is deported, said term of supervised release shall be unsupervised. If Defendant is not deported, said term of supervised release shall be supervised; Special Conditions Imposed; SPA: $100; Defendant held in custody

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