Illegal Alien Sentenced For Burien Meth Lab

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Meth = DeathA 29-year-old Mexican national has been sentenced for 6-1/2 years in prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, stemming from a bust on his Burien apartment last July.

Miguel Eden Villarreal is an illegal alien who will likely be deported back to Mexico following his prison term.

On July 31, 2007, Drug Enforcement Administration agents obtained a search warrant and searched the Burien apartment where Villarreal lived with his wife and two young children. Agents and King County sheriff’s officers uncovered methamphetamine, cocaine, packaging materials and $40,000 in cash.

Villarreal was arrested a few blocks away from the apartment. He told investigators that he had been in the United States illegally for about five months and had been dealing drugs for four months.

At Villarreal’s sentencing, U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik said Villarreal was “involved in moving massive amounts of one of the most dangerous drugs on the street.”


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