Tuesday, December 6, 2022

These men will serve time in a federal prison, then they’ll be deported back to Mexico

Two people living in the country illegally, one of whom was previously convicted of an aggravated felony in Arizona and has been deported at least three times, have been sentenced to federal prison for dealing methamphetamine in Norfolk.

According to court documents, Jaime Sanchez-Huerta, aka “Carlos Slim,” 23, of Mexico, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by an illegal alien.

Alejandro Rodriguez-Vargas, 34, of Mexico, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and illegal reentry by a deported alien.

Sanchez-Huerta was sentenced to 12 years and four months in prison Tuesday. Rodriguez-Vargas was sentenced to 10 years in prison on February 16. Both men will be deported upon completion of their sentences, federal prosecutors said.

Court documents indicated that on April 25, Norfolk Police arrested Sanchez-Huerta on his way to a drug deal in Norfolk. He was in possession of a loaded .45 caliber pistol. Norfolk Police searched Sanchez-Huerta’s vehicle and hotel room and found $4,000 in cash, 4.5 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, digital scales, and a box of .45 caliber ammunition.

On April 26, Norfolk Police searched a second hotel room tied to Sanchez-Huerta and discovered Rodriguez-Vargas and 137 grams of “Ice.”

Rodriguez-Vargas has been deported at least three times before and he was previously convicted of re-entry by a deported alien subsequent to a conviction for an aggravated felony in Arizona in 2013, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.

ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations and the Virginia Beach Police Department assisted with this investigation.

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