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Date: 05-19-2019

Case Style:

United States of America v. Amadeo Lupercio-Quezada

Case Number: 3:18-cr-00345-MO-1

Judge: Michael W. Mosman

Court: United States District Court for the District of Oregon (Multnomah County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: Kemp L. Stricland and Sarah Barr

Defendant's Attorney: Conor Huseby

Description:




Portland, OR - Jury Convicts Portland Drug Trafficker

A federal jury in Portland returned guilty verdicts against a Portland man who was accused of distributing large quantities of methamphetamine throughout Multnomah County, Oregon.

Amadeo Lupercio-Quezada, 39, was convicted after a two-day trial of conspiring to possess within intent to distribute methamphetamine; possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine; and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

According to court documents and information entered at trial, in October 2017, a Gresham Police detective learned that Lupercio-Quezada and co-defendant Maribel Sebastian-Evangelista were distributing large amounts of methamphetamine throughout Multnomah County. Lupercio-Quezada would physically complete the sales after Sebastian-Evangelista would arrange deals by phone. Thereafter, the detective and other members of the Gresham Police Department Special Enforcement Team initiated four controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Lupercio-Quezada and Sebastian-Evangelista between October and December 2017.

All four controlled purchases took place at Lupercio-Quezada’s residence on E. Burnside Street in Portland and resulted in the officers successfully purchasing ounce quantities of methamphetamine. Officers later searched the residence pursuant to a state search warrant and found distribution quantities of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine, an ID card with Lupercio-Quezada’s photo, $14,500 in cash as well as a .380 caliber Glock model 42 semi-automatic pistol located near the drugs.

Lupercio-Quezada faces a maximum sentence of life in prison with consecutive mandatory minimum sentences of 10 and 5 years for the drug and gun charges, respectively; a $250,000 fine and a life term of supervised release.

This case was investigated by the Gresham Police Department Special Enforcement Team.


Charge:


21:846, and 18:2 - Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, Heroin, and Cocaine
(1)
21:841(a)(1),(b)(1)(A), and 846 CONSPIRACY TO POSSESS WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE METHAMPHETAMINE
(1s)
21:841(a)(1), (b)(1)(C), and 18:2 - Distribution of Methamphetamine
(2-6)
21:841(a)(1)and841(b)(1)(A) POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE METHAMPHETAMINE
(2s)
18:924(c)(1)(A) POSSESSION OF A FIREARM IN FURTHERANCE OF A DRUG TRAFFICKING CRIME
(3s)
21:841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(B) POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE HEROIN
(4s)
21:841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C) POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE COCAINE
(5s)
21:841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B), and 18:2 - Possession with intent to Distribute Heroin
(7)
21:841(a)(1), (b)(1)(C), and 18:2 - Possession with intent to Distribute Cocaine
(8)
21:841(a)(1), (b)(1)(B),846 and 18:2 - Possession with intent to Distribute Methamphetamine
(9)

Outcome: 05/15/2019 100 ORDER: Based on the Court's ruling on Defendant's Motion for Judgment of Acquittal, Defendant has requested to stay jury deliberation and remove Count One from the jury's consideration. Defendant's request to stay jury deliberation is DENIED. The remainder of Defendant's request is taken under advisement. Ordered by Judge Michael W. Mosman. (kms) (Entered: 05/15/2019)
05/15/2019 101 Motion for Judgment of Acquittal on Count 1 by Defendant Amadeo Lupercio-Quezada. (Huseby, Conor) (Entered: 05/15/2019)
05/15/2019 102 Motion for Judgment of Acquittal on Count 3 by Defendant Amadeo Lupercio-Quezada. (Huseby, Conor) (Entered: 05/15/2019)
05/15/2019 103 Motion to Dismiss Count 1 for Violation of Double Jeopardy Clause by Defendant Amadeo Lupercio-Quezada. (Huseby, Conor) (Entered: 05/15/2019)
05/15/2019 104 Response to Motion by USA as to Amadeo Lupercio-Quezada regarding Motion to Dismiss 103 filed by Defendant Amadeo Lupercio-Quezada (Barr, Sarah) (Entered: 05/15/2019)
05/15/2019 105 Minutes of Proceedings: RECORD OF THE THIRD AND FINAL DAY OF JURY TRIAL. Jury deliberations resume. ORDER: 12 juror lunches to be provided from Bridge City Cafe during deliberations. Jury Note B received. Jury notifies the Court that deliberation is complete at 3:30 p.m. Jury returns Verdict of Guilty on all Counts. The Court discharges the jury. All exhibits returned. Sentencing is set for 8/21/2019 at 02:00PM in Portland Courtroom 16 before Judge Michael W. Mosman. Counsel Present for Plaintiff: Kemp L. Strickland and Sarah Barr. Counsel Present for Defendant: Conor Huseby and Jessica Snyder. (Court Reporter Bonita Shumway) (Interpreter for Defendant Present: Dan Coble, Jessica McBride on call) (Oath on file with the court.) (kms) (Entered: 05/16/2019)
05/15/2019 107 Final Jury Instructions as to Amadeo Lupercio-Quezada (kms) (Entered: 05/16/2019)
05/15/2019 108 Jury Verdict Unredacted Version Filed Under Seal as to Amadeo Lupercio-Quezada (kms) (Main Document 108 replaced on 5/16/2019) (cw). (Entered: 05/16/2019)
05/15/2019 109 Jury Verdict as to Amadeo Lupercio-Quezada (1) Guilty on Count 1s,2s,3s,4s,5s. (kms) (Entered: 05/16/2019)
05/15/2019 110 Jury Notes A and B Unredacted Version Filed Under Seal as to Amadeo Lupercio-Quezada (kms) (Entered: 05/16/2019)
05/15/2019 111 Jury Notes A and B as to Amadeo Lupercio-Quezada (kms) (Entered: 05/16/2019)
05/15/2019 112 Clerk's List of Witnesses and Exhibits as to Amadeo Lupercio-Quezada (kms) (Entered: 05/16/2019)

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