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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
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.
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)